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The Bull, on its thirty-ninth anniversary, proudly high- 
lights, in pictures and narrative, the chronicle of the 

The history of The Bull dates back to May first, 1928, 
when it made its advent as the glamorous photogravure of 
campus life with Leon Steele as Editor and J. H. White- 
man as Business Manager. Since that date the publication 

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years pass. 

Editor — Richard Foye 

Associate Editor — Barbara Flack 

Business Manager — William Gait her 







The Reverend Samuel Carruthers Alexander was born 
in Shirleysburg, Pennsylvania. He received the degree of 
A.B. from Jefferson CoUeEe in 1858 and was graduated 
from Columbia Theological Seminary, Columbia South Caro- 
lina in 1861. He was licensed to preach by the Presbytery 
of Charleston, South Carolina, in 18fi0, and was ordained by 
the Presbytery of Concord, North Carolina in 1861. 



Reverend Willis L. Miller, attended Union Theological 
Seminary in Richmond, Virginia, 1853-1854. He was licensed 
to preach October 27, 1855 and was ordained by the Presby- 
tery of Orange in 1857. He was pastor in Pittsboro. North 
Carolina in 1857-1858 and was Stated Supply of St. Lloyd 
Church, Catawba Presbytery, U.S.A. Rev. Miller later be- 
came field agent and travelled extensively in the East in an 
effort to raise money for the Institution. 


One Hundred Years 

1867-1891: Founding Period and Early Development 

In 1867, two years after the Civil War ended in America, the strong demand was for trained leadership 
among the newly liberated slaves. To meet the demand in this section of the Southland, two Presbyterian 
Ministers, Reverend Samuel C. Alexander and Reverend Willis L. Miller, devised a plan to educate and 
evangelize the Freedmen. 

Authorized by a state charter, which had been procured in the spring of 1866, the two ministers met 
with the Catawba Presbytery on April 7, 1867, and perfected plans for founding and operating the proposed 
institution. The Reverend Alexander and the Reverend Miller, were elected by the Catawba Presbytery to 
be teachers and were to be associated equally in the "conduct and management of the school." 

Major Henry Jonathan K 

major nenry jonainan niaaie 

Major Henry Jonathan Biddle lost his life fighting for the 
cause of the Union and human freedom in 1862. 

Colonel William R. Myers 

Colonel William R. Myers was born in Anson County, 
December 17, 1813. He studied law under Governor Graham 
of Hillsboro, North Carolina. When the founders were striv- 
ing for a permanent location for the infant institution, he 
donated the first eight acres of the pi-esent site. 

When Mrs. Mary S. Biddle, the widow of Major 
Henry J. Biddle who died fighting for the cause of 
the Union and human freedom, received information 
through the church papers concerning the prepara- 
tory steps, she made the first ma.jor donation to the 
infant institution. 

The first session of the school was held on May 
1, 1867, in the "Audience Chamber" of the "Old 
Colored Presbyterian Church" (Now 7th Street Pres- 

byterian Church) with eight or ten students in at- 
tendance. In the fall of 1867 the charter was amend- 
ed naming the institution, "The Henry J. Biddle 
Memorial Institute," honoring Major Biddle and ex- 
pressing appreciation for the widow's timely gifts. 
In 1868, Colonel W. R. Myers, Confederate Civil War 
veteran of Charlotte, North Carolina, donated eight 
acres of the present site as a permanent location for 
the school. 


Mattoon 1870-1884: 1885-188« 
First President 

Dr. Mattoon was born in Champion, New Yorl{, May 5, 
1815. He graduated from Union College. Schenectady, New 
York in 1842. He studied at Princeton Theological Seminary 
and was ordained as an evangelist by the Presbytery of Troy 
February 11, 1846. During the same year he became a mis- 
sionary to Siam. On his return to the States he served 
churches in New York and North Carolina before he was 
elected president of the Institution in 18139, 

On October 9, 1869, Reverend Stephen Mattoon 
was elected the first President of the institution 
and began his executive role in February of 1870. 

The first graduating class consisted of three per- 
sons who completed the course of study for semi- 
narians in 1872. In the beginning the purpose of the 
institution was to train ministers, teachers, and 
catechists. Later, however, other branches of a clas- 
sical nature were added and in 1876 the name of the 
school was changed to "Biddle University." The 
same year, 1876, Daniel Wallace Culp became the 
first person to graduate from the College Depart- 
ment with the Bachelor of Arts degree. 

Calvin McCurdy 

Rome, Cenrgia 

B. F. McDowell 

Greenville, South Carolina 

Daniel Wallace Culp 

First to graduate from the 

College in 1876 

B, F. McDowell, Calvin McCurdy, and Eli 
Walker were the first students to graduate 
from the Seminary — 1872. 


"Old Colored Presbyterian Church" 

(Now Seventh Street Presbyterian Church) 
reconstructed on the site of the original 

The "Audience Chamber" of this church was the first class room of 
the institution. After the school located permanently on the outskirts of 
town, now Beatties Ford Road, the students walked across town to attend 
Sunday School, prayer meetings, and church services at this church until 
a campus church was erected in the early twenties. 

Dr. William F. Johnson. President of the Institution from 1886 to 
1891, was born in Cadiz, Ohio, March 16, 1838. He was graduated 
from Jefferson College in 1854 and from Western Theological Semi- 
nary in 1860. He was licensed and ordained to preach in 1860 and 
became a missionary to Allahabad, India in 1861. 

Dr. Johnson resigned the presidency of the Institution in 1891, 
returned to India, and .served continuously until his retirement on 
December 4, 1922. 

Dr. Johnson died in Landour, India, June 29. 1926. 

Blacksmith shop was located 

After fourteen years (1870-1884) as President, 
Reverend Mattoon resigned to accept the newly es- 
tablished Chair of Theology and Church History. He 
was succeeded as President by Reverend William A. 
Holliday who remained for only a year. Reverend 
Mattoon was recalled to serve as President for an- 
other year (1885-1886). Reverend W. F. John.son 
was elected President in 1886. 

The first Negro to become a member of the faculty of the Institu- 
tion was Dr. George E. Davis, who was born in Wilmington, North 
Carolina, March 24, 1863 and died in Greensboro, North Carolina, 
January 11, 1959. 

He graduated from the Institution in 1883 with the highest honors 
and was offered a position upon graduation. But the young man had 
set his heart on being a physician and entered the school of medicine 
at Howard University. After two years of study at Howard he heeded 
the urgent request of the Institution and returned as a teacher. In 
1885 he became professor of mathematics. He was also secretary 
and dean of the college of liberal arts. 

The George E. Davis Science Hall on the campus is a monument 
to his memory. 

Dr. George E. Davis 

on the present site of Berry Hall 

Two significant steps were taken under the John- 
son administration. First, Mr. George E. Davis was 
appointed Professor of Natural Science and thus be- 
came the first Negro member of the faculty. Second, 
an Industrial Department was added to the curricu- 
lum which was later discontinued. 

In 1891, the Board of Missions for Freedmen of 
the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., elected Reverend 
Daniel J. Sanders, a Negro, to the Office of Pres- 
ident of the Institution. This step caused no little 
controversy in Church annals but the Board was 
adamant. One of the first significant projects of the 
new administration was to provide adequate library 
facilities for the Institution and through negotia- 
tion with Mr. Andrew Carnegie, a fund raising 
campaign was begun immediately to match the 
provisional gift of $12,500. A substantial dormitory 
for men was also a vital necessity. This was made 
possible by a gift from Mrs. Mary A. Carter of 
Geneva, New York. In 1896, The Freedmen's Board 
of the Presbyterian Church, U. S. A. estimated the 
total value of the Institution, thirteen buildings and 
grounds, to be $12.5,000. After sixteen years of cre- 
ative leadership. President Sanders died on March 
6, 1907 and was succeeded by Reverend Henry L. 


Dr. Daniel Jackson Sanders, 1891 - 1907 

Dr. Sanders was born February 15. 1847 near 
Winnsboro, South Carolina on the plantation of 
Thomas Hall, a Methodist minister, to whom his 
mother was enslaved. 

When the master died, his estate including his 
slaves, was sold to Major Samuel Barkley, the 
owner of Dr. Sander's father. The family was thus 
brought together under one master, w^here they re- 
mained until the Emancipation Proclamation was 
declared. The Sanders' son was given the rudiments 
of education in the Barkley home for at the age of 
sixteen he had acquired considerable learning and 
was a skilled boot and shoemaker. 

After over-coming many difficulties, he was 
brought to Brainerd Institute, Chester, South Caro- 
lina, where his academic and leadership abilities soon 

became known. In 1870, he was licensed to preach 
by Fairfield Presbytery and in 1871 he enrolled in 
Western Theological Seminary, Allegheny, Pennsyl- 
vania, from which he graduated with prizes in He- 
brew^ and Sanscrit three years later. Immediately 
after graduating in 1874, he went to Wilmington, 
North Carolina and began a career of church and 
school work which Lincoln University rewarded with 
honorary degrees of Master of Arts and Doctor of 
Divinity. After sixteen years at the Chestnut Street 
Presbyterian Church in Wilmington, he resigned to 
go abroad in the interest of the Board of Missions 
for Freedmen's Program of Education. In 1879, he 
began publishing "The Africo-American Presby- 
terian" and broujrht it with him to Charlotte when 
he was elected President of Biddle. 

Front row, left to right 

President D. J. Sanders; 
Back row, left to right - 

THE FACULTY — 1891-92 First Predominantly Negro Faculty 

W. F. 

W. M. 

Frierson; G. E. Davis; 
Brool<s: J, C. Johnson; 
Hargrave; S. B. Pride; 

G. Carson; H. A. Hunt; A. P. Bissell; F. C. Mabry. 

(When Dr. Sanders was elected President all the white 
staff with the exception of Dr. Bissell resigned.) 

These men were hurriedly trained the need was urgent. Their 
training, however, was at the hands of well tutored, consecrated, and dedi- 
cated instructors. They captured the spirit of their tutors and in turn 
Kave their best in the same spirit to the eager men who came to the 
Hill-top, "glad to learn and glad to teach." 

1 he University Printing Press 

On January 1. 1879, The Africo-American I'res- 

byterian, a religious and educational journal, was 
started in Wilmington, North Carolina by Reverend 
Daniel J. Sanders, as a semi-monthly publication. 
Three months later. Reverend Sanders bought the 
goodwill of The Southern Evangelist, merged their 
purposes and consolidated their subscription lists. 
The Southern Evangelist, was, itself, the result 
of a previous merger. During the spring of 1874, 
Reverend J. H. Shedd, Biddle Professor, began pub- 
lishing a monthly folio, 6 x 10 inches, called The 
Christian Freedr'en, devoted to the interest of Chris- 
tian Education and the Presbyterian wc.k among 
Freedmen. In 1875, one year later, "The Christian 
Freedmen was merged with The Southern Evan- 
gelist, which was started in 1869 by Mr. W. A. Pat- 
ton of Charleston, South Carolina and Professor 
Shedd ana published in Charleston. 

When Dr. Sanders effected a merger of The South- 
ern Evangelist and The Afrito-.\merican I'resbj - 
terian. The Christian Freedman became a full-blown, 
three-in-one Christian journal. When I)i-. Sander^ 
came to Biddle in 1891, he brought with him the 
three-in-one journal thus returning the merged 
Christian Freedman back to its birthplace. 

Mr. W. E. Hii:, Sr., As.sociate Editor of The Africo- 
American Presbyterian came with Dr. Sanders to 
Biddle and assumed a greater portion of the busi- 
ness of publication for the campus. 

Among the invaluable and worthy contributors to 
The Africo-American Presbyterian was the Rever- 
end William L. Metz, "The Sage of Edisto Island" 
who will be long remembered, among many things 
of scholarly value, for the series of articles pub- 
lished by the Journal under the title of "Blazers 
and Chips." 



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Mr. W. E. Hill 
Associate Editor of The Africo-American Presbyterian 

Mr. Hill, a quiet, unassuming but lovable person — was faithful and 
skilled in the business of publication. He began with The Africo-American 
Presbyterian as a boy in Wilmington, North Carolina and with the ex- 
ception of a few months, remained with it continuously for fifty-two 
years. He was affectionately referred to as "Mr. Africo-American Pres- 

The Press took over the responsibility of all campus publications in- 
cluding the Biddle Catalog. In addition, the Press greatly enhanced the 
training program on the campus. A Printing Course was offered and the 
students received both theoretical and practice in the fundamentals of 
the printing business. 

CLASS OF 1892 (College) 

Front row. second from left, Dr. H. L. McCrorey, Pr sident 
Johnson C. Smith University; third from left, Dr. D. J. San- 

ders, President then. Second row, second from left. Dr. R. L. 
Douglass, Professor, Johnson C. Smith University. 



CLASS OF 1894 

By far, the majority of the men were mature adults with a yen to [ireach or teach. 













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(lass of 1895 (College) 

Class in Surveyinn under Dr. K. L. Douglass 

Dr. R. L. Douglass, instructor, was at the school for forty-four (44) 
years as a student, teacher, professor of mathematics and was for many 
years head of the Department of Mathematics, 1903-1947. 

Dr. Henry Lawrence McCrorey. 1907-1947 

Dr. McCrorey was born in Fairfield County, South 
Cai'olina, March 2, 1863. He came to Biddle as a 
young boy of modest means but with high ambi- 
tions. He graduated from the College of Liberal Arts 
in 1892, and from the Theological Seminary in 1895. 
Upon graduation he was employed at Biddle as a 
teacher in the high school department but was later 
promoted to the chair of Greek Exegesis and He- 
brew. Following the death of President Sanders in 
1907, he was elected president of the Institution. 

His administration was long and fruitful. As a 
professor under Dr. Sanders' administration, he had 
become well aware of the institution's program and 
needs. Dr. McCrorey asked the Freedmen's Board 
for a considerable amount of money to begin a pro- 
gram of expansion and enrichment but was told by 

Dr. J. M. Gaston, the Secretary, that the Board did 
not have the money but he would introduce him to 
a person who might make him a grant. Together the 
two went to the home of Mrs. William Thaw of Pitts- 
burgh. After Dr. McCrorey presented the Institu- 
tion's cause, Mrs. Thaw gave him a substantial do- 
nation and called her friend, Mrs. Johnson C. Smith, 
and made an engagement for Dr. McCrorey with her. 
Mrs. Smith was impressed with Dr. McCrorey's 
statement of the Institution's needs and later made 
it felt in a very tangible way. 

Dr. McCrorey was acquainted with the late pres- 
ident's efforts toward providing adequate library 
facilities, and immediately revived the Library Fund 

The plea for adequate library facilities began as 
early as 1873 when President Mattoon appointed 
Reverend R. M. Hall part-time librarian and began 
appealing to "the generosity of friends for good 
books." Soon after President Sanders became pres- 
ident in 1891, he began negotiating with Mr. Andrew- 
Carnegie for aid in providing adequate library faci- 
lities on the campus. With the assistance of Booker 
T. Washington, who had both the confidence and 
friendship of the philanthropist, a provisional grant 
was made. The provisional offer stipulated that the 
philanthropist would contribute $12,500 for the 
cause provided an equal amount would be raised to 

guarantee the security and growth of the proposed 
library. The Board of Missions for Freedmen accept- 
ed the offer, expressed the Board's gratitude and 
approval and immediately set up a fund-raising cam- 
paign for matching the offer. When Dr. Sanders 
died in 1907, $3,947.75 had been raised toward the 
fund. By 1911, however, under the shrewd admini- 
stration of President McCrorey the matching fund 
e.xceeded its goal by $2,500. The building was erec- 
ted at a cost of $15,000 and was dedicated on May 
30, 1911, in connection with the commencement 

Carnegie Library, built of stone near the center of the 
campus in 1911, is a two story buildinR, which contain.s the 
reading room, reference shelves and office on the top floor; 
the stacks, reading lounge, a work room and a storage room 

at the basement level. 

The total holdings of the library system (including that of 
Carnegie and the Theological Library) are appro.ximately 
72,000 volumes. 

CLASS OF 1905 (Collese) 

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YMCA Cabinet in Ihe Karly Day 

The Y. M. C. A. was the first organization, with 
a Christian Citizenship motive, as its prime objec- 
tive, to be established on the t-ampus. In 1985. the 

Y. W. C. A. was brought to the campus by Mrs. 
H. L. McCrorey as a handmaiden to the Y. M. C. A. 

On May 20, 1909 William Howard Taft delivered 
an address to the faculty and students of the Insti- 
tution. Prior to his arrival the secret service men 
inspected the platform and other equipment con- 
nected with his appearance. They found that the 
Institution did not have a chair large enough to 
hold the President. So the faculty pooled their 
money and bought a chair for the occasion. And 
down through the years it has been known as the 
President's Chair. 

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The First Johnson C. Smith University Quintet 

Seated, left to right: Dr. S. Q. Mitchell, Dr. Thomas 
left to right: John O. Foster, Richard S. Allen, Di-. I 

. Long, Director. Standing, 
W. Clayborn, Raymond A. 

At the turn of the century the church related 
schools began to sing to survive. The schools trained 
groups of singers to sing to the heart of America — 
from door steps, back and front ; from platforms of 
schools, churches, halls, and all along the sidewalks 
of life they sang to the hearts and consciences of 
the fortunate — singing to open wide the door to 

During the school year 1907-1908, Riddle attempt- 
ed to strengthen its life-line through the medium of 

singing and Ur. Thomas A. Long, 1907-1947, or- 
ganized the first University Quintet consisting of 
S. Q. Mitchell, John 0. Foster, Richard S. Allen, D. 
\V. Clayborn, and Raymond A. Montinez. 

The Quintet made its first significant appearance 
before the General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church, U. S. A. in 1909 on Young's Pier on the 
Boardwalk of Atlantic City, New Jersey. For more 
than thirty consecutive years following this initial 
appearance the Quintet sang for this august body. 

University Quintet of 1911 

From left to right, William Astor Morgan, has, 
since leaving his Alma Mater, become proficient if 
not famed in the area of music. On Friday evening, 
July 10, 1942, one of his compositions, "Suite for 
Strings", was played by the New York Philharmonic 
Orchestra under the baton of the rising young Negro 
conductor. Dean Dixon. The Saturday edition of the 
New York Times for that week observed, "Mr. Mor- 
gan seems to have done a little of everything; play 
writing, acting, directing, law, playing the organ, 
leading a choir, singing, teaching. His suite is his 

Opus 54 and was written in 1941." 

Mr. T. B. Jones, fourth from the left, has, since 
leaving his Alma Mater, made distinguished con- 
tributions in education: Registrar at A.&T. College, 
Greensboro, North Carolina ; President of Mary Al- 
len Junior College, Crockett, Texas ; President of 
Harbison College, Irmo, South Carolina ; and cur- 
rently full-time Professor at Bennedict College, Col- 
umbia, South Carolina. 

Each of the other men has made significant con- 
tributions in specified fields of interest. 

R. O. T. C. 

During the early days of the McCrorey administration, the in the Reserve Officers Training Corps. 

Institution in cooperation with the government participated 

CLASS OF 1909 (Coll.' 

CLASS OF 1»10 (Theology) with other Candidates for the Ministry 

UNIVERSITY QUINTET ABOUT 1918 — Left to RiRht: MorKan. Hilton, Richardson. 
Jones, Harris 

When Dr. McCrorey succeeded Dr. Sanders in 
1907, he became the first graduate of the Institution 
to achieve the distinction of becoming its chief ex- 
ecutive. In addition to completing the matching fund 

for the library, he set out to greatly expand the 
plant. This and many other advances were made 
during his administration which lasted for forty 

Inside Carnegie Library 

In 1917, the high school department was dropped 
making possible greater emphasis at the college 
level. This year also, the Institution was given "A" 
rating by the North Carolina State Board of Edu- 
cation. Miss Mary Mattoon and Mrs. Emma Thomas, 
daughters of the first President, Dr. Mattoon, made 
a gift of fifteen acres of land to the Institution 
thereby increasing its grounds from sixty to seventy- 
five acres. The gift brought great rejoicing during 
the fifieth anniversary celebration of the Institu- 

tion's founding. 

It was also in 1921 that Mrs. Johnson C. Smith 
of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, began making gener- 
ous gifts to the Institution. Her gifts resulted in the 
addition of nine buildings to the plant and a sub- 
stantial endowment. In grateful appreciation for her 
interest and support, the charter of the Institution 
was amended in 1923 changing the name from Bid- 
die Universitv to .Johnson C. Smith University. 

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Biddle men often gathered leisurely to discuss issues and coming events. 
One subject that invariably came up for discussion was, one of the earliest 
of student functions which combined literature, art, music, oratory, and 
social festivities, the "March Ex". This was Biddle's glamorous Spring 
festivity exhibiting superb finesse in culture, charm, fine literary tastes, 
and the superlatives in social graces. It was each young lady's dream to 
be asked to grace this Spring occasion. 

Athletics, debates, and many other subjects, for the students' ears only, 
received confidential airing in these block sessions. 

The Campus of Biddle University. Charlotte, North Carolina, 

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The University Orchestra About 1917. Dr. Thomas A. Long, conductor 

Llnivcrsity Band. 1922 

Senior Class, Biddle University, College of Arts and Sciences, 1917 

Top, Left to KiK'ht: Charles Alstom, Arthur Blackwood, 
Charles S. Blue, Thomas Brimage, William J. Brown, Joseph 

James J. Foster, Arthur H, George, James L. Harris, Dr. H. 
L. MeCrorey, Pres.; Dr. Geo. E. Davis, Dean; Edwin C. Van- 
cey, Ira D. Wood, Worth A. Williams. Benjamin R. Harrison, 

Nevid A. Johnson, Victor C. Jones, Ernest A. Tillman, Rich- 
ard C. Scriven, William M. McCadley, Ralph E. Leach, James 

Cooper, Marcus Da 

Robert Davidson. 

Rufus S. Hunter, Henry Bratton, Sec; Marion C. Melton, 
Class Pres.; S. Mattoon Attles, Vice Pres.; Pickney E. Cor- 
pening, Ireas.; Harry 0. Walker, Toussamy C. Toole. 

A. Lowe, Hampton T. McFadden, Lafayette J. McRay, Joseph 
Perry, Pickney W. Russell, Jr., Marion A. Sanders. 

Mr. Johnson C. Smith 

Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania 

Mrs. Johnson C Smith 

Generous benefactress and Friend 

Mr. Smith attended Washington and Jefferson 
College. He operated the Hiawatha Drug Store in 
McKeesport and was president of the Street Rail- 
way Company. He was also one of the builders of 
the Fifth Avenue and High Street Bridges and pres- 
ident of its Board of Directors. Mr. Smith was direc- 
tor of the People's Bank in McKeesport and held 
large real estate and other interests in the city. He 
was one of the co-founders of the McKeesport Tin 
Plate Company. It was from this enterprise that he 
accumulated a large portion of his wealth. 

It was Mr. Smith's will that his wife invest some 

of the money he had left her in some worthy cause. 
For sometime she had been weighing possibilities in 
an effort to decide upon which of the causes known 
to her would make the best investment. It was dur- 
ing this time that Mrs. Thaw made an engagement 
for her to talk with Dr. McCrorey. 

Wednesday, October 12, 1928, was declared a red 
letter day on the campus in Mrs. Smith's honor. 
She was present for the activity and sat tremen- 
dously moved as the expressions of gratitude and 
material tokens said "thanks" in many, many ways 
to her. 



Mrs. Johnson C. Smith's Campus Bungalow Home 

What Mount Vernon is to the United States, The Mrs. Smith's Bunga- 
low Home is to the Alumni of Johnson C. Smith University. 

As the years come and go Johnson C. Smith University men, successful 
in the various walks of life, will return to their Alma Mater to pay hom- 
age at "Our University Shrine" and to live over again those happy days 
when the smile of approval of our noble benefactress inspired them to 
develop the best in them. 

So wrote Editor-in-Chief, John Edgar Smith in the Mrs. Johnson C. 
Smith Souvenir Edition of the Alumni Journal in October of 1928. 

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The Jane M. Smith Memorial Church, located near the entrance to the 
campus, is a gift of the late Mrs. Jane Berry Smith. This structure, built' 
of colonial brick with limestone trimming, has a front supported by lime- 
stone columns. The structure is one of the most beautiful of its kind to 
be found on the campus of any college in America. 

Johnson C. Smith Memorial Theological Dor- 
mitory, which stands on the eastern side of the 
campus, supplies rooms for about 62 students. It 
was named for the late Mr. Johnson C. Smith of 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Science Hall lenamed in Mid-forties The Georfie E. Davis Science Ha 

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The Hartley Woods Gymnasium was the first gymi 
predominantly Negro colleKe in the state of North Car 

asium built on the campus of a 


Th.- .lanus I!. Duke M.mcirial Hall 

The development of the Institution was acceler- 
ated and made more secure in 1924-1925 by an en- 
dowment gift of $1,600,000 from Mr. James R. Duke 
of Charlotte, North Carolina. 

Duke Hall is the Institution's monument of grati- 
tude to our benefactor. It is the first dormitory to 
be constructed on the campus for the housing of 
women students. It is located across Beatties Ford 

Road from the main campus at the southwest end 
of the University campus. The building is Georgian 
in style with exterior wall of brick and limestone 
trim. It is three stories high above the basement 
with an elevator shaft. In addition to ideal living 
quarters for appro-ximately 110 students, it pro- 
vides directors' office, beauty parlor, an infirmary, 
laundry and trunk room. 

Dr. John Montgomery Gaston was born in East 
Liverpool. Ohio, September 12, 1868. He died after 
a brief illness, March 20, 1960 at his home in Pitts- 
burgh, Pa. He was approximately 92 years of age 
when he died. 

He was graduated from Princeton University in 
1892. While at the University he studied pre-law 
under Woodrow Wilson. 

In 1912 he was elected associate secretary of the 
Board of Missions for Freedmen of the Presbyteri- 
an Church, U.S.A. with headquarters in Pittsburgh 
He spent the major part of his time traveling 
throughout the United States seeking support for 
the schools and colleges maintained by the Presby- 
terian Church for Negroes in the South. In 1914 
there were one hundred and forty schools and col- 
leges under his supervision. When Johnson C. Smith 
University became an independent institution in 
1938, Dr. Gaston gave up his responsibility for the 
school and church work sponsored by the Board of 
Missions for Freedmen to become the secretary- 
treasurer of Johnson C. Smith Universitv. 

Mr. James B. Duke 

Mr. James Buchanan Duke was born in Orange 
County, North Carolina, December 23, 1856. He died 
October 10. 192.5. In December 1924, Mr. Duke, 
Charlotte, North Carolina, gave the Institution an 
endowment estimated at $1,600,000. This gift is 
possibly the greatest endorsement of the merits of 
the school it has ever had. 

Mr. Duke, a Southerner by birth and training, 
was a genuine patriot and philanthropist. 

He was one of the great industralists of his day. 
He organized the Duke Power Company which is one 
of the major power companies in America. 

Duke Hall, the first girls' dormitory on the cam- 
pus, is named in his honor. 

Dr. John M. (aston 

Carnegie: Main Reading room following adoption of the coed policy 

During the 1924-1925 session, the Institution was 
recognized by the North Carolina State Board of 
Education as a four-year college. In 1929, the High 
School Department was dropped and the standard 
program was restricted primarily to Liberal Arts 
and Theology. In 1932, women were admitted to the 
senior division (junior and senior college classes) of 
the program. 

During the year 1933, the Institution was given 
"A" rating by the accrediting agency of the South- 
ern Association of Colleges and Schools and in 1934, 
it was elected to full membership in the American 
Council of Education. By July 1935. 2,965 persons 
had graduated from the Institution. 

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The Plant after Mrs. Smith made her gift and before the construction of Duke Ha 

Smith's Campus 

This is how Mrs. Smith's 
gift of nine buildings changed 
the appearance of the campus 
during the gay twenties. 

Mrs. Smith was feted on 
the campus by faculty and 
student body October 3, 1928, 
one year and fifteen days be- 
fore she passed quietly at 
high noon October 18, 1929. 


Affiliattd with Johnson C. Smith University 

In 1932, Barber-Scotia College was affiliated with Johnson C. Smith 
University and the Institution which had been a seminary for men for 
sixty-five years became partially co-educational by admitting women to 
its Senior Division (junior and senior college classes). Barber-Scotia be- 
came one of the twci .luninr Colleges with L. S. Cozart as Dean of the 
Women's Junior College and T. E. McKinney as Dean of the Men's Junior 
College. In the best interest of both institutions this relationship was later 


Some of the finest types of womanhood were produced by Siotia. In fact it sot 
became known as thf ha\en of rest for Biddle men and the home <»l \\i\es for schu 

I'reMdent Met rnrey prfsenting scroll to Miss Althea Marbury, Home-coming Queen 

Scene from the annual Athletic Banquet, 1941-42 


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A group of young ladies in Duke Hall 

Women Admitted to Junior Division 1941-42 

On April 28-29, 1938. Johnson C. Smith 
University became an independent Pres- 
byterian institution (1938 Enabling Act 
of the Board of National Missions of the 
Presbyterian Church. U.S.A.) reporting: 
directly to the General Assembly through 
the Board of Christian Education. In 
1941-42, women were admitted to the 
Junior Division (freshman and sopho- 
more classes) of the college program. 

The First Women to Graduate from 

Johnson C. Smith University 

Class of 1933 









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A Group of Women Students 



(iimmcnifment : Aiadeniii- Procession 


Scene during the Diamond Jubilee Celebration 

On May 15, 1942, the Institution celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary 
which resulted in a revived avi^areness of the Institution's great heritage 
and its serious needs to survive the changing times and demands of a 
post-war world. In 1943, the position of Executive Vice-President was cre- 
ated by the Board of Trustees and a new plan involving a long-range pro- 
gram of self-study, redevelopment, and expansion was set in motion. 

President's home which was destroyed by fire in 1944 flaiming the lives of Mrs. 
MrCrorey and the University Nurse Miss Matthews. 

Mrs. McCrorey relaxins at home 

Archway leading to President's home ; be- 
came a primrose path for lovers after the 
1944 fire and was later removed. 


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CLASS OF 1939 (College) 

Honors t onvo.ation 19:)S 

The Old Kussell home converted into a dormitory for sincle faculty members. 1944 

Class (,f 191li 

(ilet- Club l»2!t-30 

A Few of Smith Graduates Who Were in the Armed Forces 

World War II 

I'aptain Janus t'. (iriffin. '32 
rhaplain Corps, U. S. Army 

Lieutenant Paul Allen, '41 
U. S. Army 

Miss Myrtle (iowdy. 

First Smith Rraduate to ente 

the WAAC 

Sergeant H. A. Davenport, 

Who would have been graduated in the class of 

1!II2. had he not been drafted 

During Founders Day 

Johnson C. Smith University joined the United Negro College Fund in 
1945. This Fund was organized primarily to help church-related and other 
private schools of higher learning revamp their training programs, ex- 
pand their plants, promote faculty growth and create new areas of ser- 
vice rather than perish. The Institution's membership in the Fund began 
to bear fruit immediately. 

Dr. Hardy Listen, Sr. was born in Fairfield County, South Carolina, 
March 30, 1889. He received the degree of A.B. from Johnson C. Smith 
University in 1911. In 1925 he was awarded the B.S. degree by the Uni- 
versity of Chicago and the A.M. degree from the University of Chicago 
in 1928. 

His teaching experiences began in 1912. He taught in Spartanburg, 
South Carolina, at Swift Memorial College in Tennessee, Kitrell College 
in North Carolina ; served as dean of Winston-Salem Teachers College, 
Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Knoxville College dean, Knoxville, Ten- 
nessee; and executive vice-president of Johnson C. Smith University, 
1943-1947. He was elected president of Johnson C. Smith University July 
1, 1947. He died October 20, 1956. During his nine years of administration 
more than a million dollars worth of improvement was made at the 

The McCrorey-Liston High School in Fairfield County, South Carolina 
stands as a monument confirming the esteem of those who knew him best. 


Dr. Hardy Liston 1947-1956 

In 1950, President Liston added to his campus- 
wide fact-finding Campaign a Fund-Raising Cam- 
paign. The Fact-finding campaign was headed by a 
faculty-student committee to tour the campus and 
buildings and make recommendations of how much 
of the inactive parts of the plant could be reclaimed 
and utilized. This was carried out and a program of 
innovations and repairs began. The Fund-Raising 
campaign's purpose was stated in a brochure, "An 
Overlooked Element In Community Well-Being and 
Prosperity" as follows: "to expand the plant, to 
raise faculty salaries, and to enrich the training ex- 
periences of the Smith student. THP] THREE TOP 
NEEDS: A Gymnasium-Auditorium, A Centi-al 
Heating Plant, A Seminary Building, Addition to 
Dining Hall, New Cottages — Part of the Theological 
Center, additions to the Library, additions to the 

Science Hall, small Memorial Cha|iel, and new dor- 
mitory for girls." 

The three-year study, revealed great needs for 
enrichment and expansion. Although the Self-Study 
was never culminated some of its findings were im- 

The Fund-Raising Campaign may be considered 
successful when the following achievements are re- 
viewed: Carter Hall, erected in 1883, had a new 
structure constructed within its old hull; the Science 
Hall was renovated and rededicated "The G. E. Da- 
vis Science Hall"; the Carnegie Library, erected in 
1911, was renovated, re-equipped and its holdings 
increased; faculty salaries began upward; the new 
Heating Plant was erected. The redevelopment cam- 
paign was in full swing when the Liston administra- 
tion was suddenlv cut short in 1956. 



CartiT Hall under re-constructicj 

Carter Hall— Built in 1895, the first substantial 
men's dormitoi-y built on the ranipus. I'ridr to 1895, 
the men had been housed in three crude franu' 
iniildinKs: Asia, Africa, and Australia. Australia 

was the smallest of the three but all three K:'ve way 
for the new structure which housed about 150 stu- 
dents in its three stories above a basement. 


old llratint; Plant 

President Listen found the old heating plant, like much of the rest of 
the plant, in serious need of repair or replacement. The Depression and 
War years had taken heavy toll on the plant. The President erected the 
new plant and had sufficient funds to complete all payments when it 
was readv for use. 

The installation of the first Student Council at Johnson C. 
Smith University by Executive Vice President H. Liston. 
The members of the Council are: William Davis, President; 
Henry H. Holder, Winoma Lee, James W. Smith, Joseph 

Maxwell. Darius Swann, Gladys Coles, AUestine D. Sparks, 
John McHuRh, Raymond Mitchell, William Bowers, Margaret 
Keller, and Eva Green. 

The Student Council is an cirKanization composed of student 
representatives, based on tlie belief of faculty and students 
that there are "educational, social, and moral values in stu- 
dent participation and self-direction", and on the desire of 

students "to develop and maintain hi^h ideals of conduct, to 
co-operate effectively with the administration and faculty in 
upholding high standards of citizenship and scholarship in 
the University." 

The Henry Lawrence McCrorey Theological Building, dedicated on No- 
vember 12, 1955, is the administration building for the School of Theology. 
It was erected from funds raised by faculty, students, friends, alumni, 
and churches in the Catawba, Atlantic, Blue Ridge and Canadian Synods, 
and the Building Funds Campaign of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 
It contains three stories, including eight classrooms, offices for the Dean 
and the faculty members, a library, an assembly room, a room for medi- 
tation, the office of the Field Representative of Catawba Synod, and a 
recreation and stack room. 

This building was erected under the Liston Administration and named 
for his predecessor. 

Biddle Memorial Hall 

In deepest appreciation for Mrs. Smith's benevolence, the Trustees voted 
to name the Institution Johnson C. Smith University and name the 
Administration BuildinR Biddle Memorial Hall. 

On the walls of this Hall hang pictures of the Founders and some of 
the Builders of the Institution. Biddle Memorial Hall contained the admini- 
strative offices of the University, recitation and lecture rooms, book 
store, post office, student health center, snack bar, and lounges for 
faculty and students before the Student Union was erected. The building 
consists of five stories with a tower. It is located on the highest knoll 
of the campus and may be seen from almost any section of the campus 
city. The alumni installed a chime clock in its tower during the 20's. The 
basement and fourth floor of this building were reclaimed and converted 
into classrooms in 1954. 

The Library Anne 

The Library Annex was set up as a temporary building adjoining Carne- 
gie Library in 1946 to house the large overflow on the return of the 
World War II veterans. The Annex is now used as a classroom and as- 
sembly room for group gatherings. 

President Liston had this building erected and a village of trailers in- 
stalled in the pine forest behind the temporary President's home to house 
the veterans and their families. These trailors were removed as the vet- 
erans completed their training at the University. 

Some of the Faculty 

Berry Cottage 
Steele and George 
Smith Cottage 
Johnson Cottage 
President's Home 
destroyed in 1944 

Campus children grew up under 
the watchful care of the University 
Family. After the President's home 
was destroyed by fire in 1944 a sixth 
frame structure was renovated and 
was occupied by two successive Presi- 

ihers' lottages 

; house is his castle." 

Numbers one, three, and four were 
arected by Mrs. Smith's generosity; two 
and five and four other buildings were 
erected by student labor and were occu- 
pied by the Yorke Jones, Dugas (George 
and Steele), Russell, Douglass and Rann 

Mrs. Johnson C. Smith's campus home 
"This is the home of love." 


Mother of the Year, Mrs. Liston, Sr., 1956 

Mrs. Liston. Sr. stands in front of her only son, President Liston. 
To the left of Dr. Liston and the right of Mrs. Liston are two 
senior college students, Juanita Wideman and Thaddeus Rhodes 
whose class chose Mrs. Liston, Sr. as Mother of the Year. 

A warm scene inside the IJstc 
and David look pleased. 

home while Sarah Margaret 

Mr. Adam with Keba and Antonole 


In the early days when the population of the 
campus ranged between three and five hundred, 
there was a warmth, closeness and concern which 
permeated the campus and engendered the term 
"The University Family". It was such in concern 
and deeds. Later, however, the Old Order began to 

pass away ; the population began to increase rapidly 
and that early spirit began to wane. Faculty turn- 
over became more rapid and with the New Order 
came the trend of off-campus homes and apart- 

On February 13, 1930, the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh, on an all-south- 
ern tour, meeting such teams as the 
University of Tennessee, Emory Uni- 
versity, Oglethorpe University, and 
Birmingham Southern College, met 
Smith on the question, "Resolved, 
that modern advertising is more det- 
rimental than beneficial to society." 
Mr. Elliot Finkel and Mr. C. J. Phil- 
lips defended the affirmative for 
Pittsburgh against Mr. A. J. Clement, 
Jr., and Mr. E. C. Grigg, Jr., who up- 
held the negative for Smith. 

This was a non-decision debate fol- 
lowed by an open forum discussion. 


During the developmental years excellence in public address, forensic 
activity and informed conversation was emphasized. Once each year this 
was highlighted in the "March Exhibition" function. Throughout the 
years, however, debating was a top-list performance. 

One of the first annual events sponsored by the General Alumni Asso- 
ciation was the annual Junior Prize Oratory Contest. The prestige and 
popularity of this once elegant activity began to wane and when it reached 
a very low ebb in the middle forties, the General Alumni Association 
voted to discontinue it. Before it was dropped, however, the persons on the 
following page had won the coveted prize: 

Alumni Medal Winners 

Walter C. Daniel of Macon, Georgia, won the Elks Na- 
tional Oratorical Contest in 1937. In 1940, he won the 
Junior Oratorical Prize Contest. Dr. Daniel received the 
bachelors degree in 1941, the Masters degree later and in 
1963 earned the Ph.D degree in English. He is currently 
head of the English Department at A, & T. College, Greens- 
boro, North Carolina. 

Some of the other winners 

can be located are: 

A. H. Prince — 1923: Director of Evangelism of the Atlantic Synod 
and Pastor of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Caro- 

J. T. Dougles — 1926: Pastor of St. James Presbyterian Church for 
over twenty years in Greensboro, North Carolina 

A. S. Powe — 1928: Received the Ph.D degree during the fifties and 
currently Professor of Sociology at Johnson C. Smith University 

H. W. Givens — 1931: Pastor of Biddleville-Emanuel Church and 
Stated Clerk over a long period of time of the Catawba Synod 

M. S. Belton — 1932: Public Relations Officer at Johnson C. Smith 


DeGrandaval Burke — 1937: Professor of Religious Education. John- 
son C. Smith University 

S. J. Mclntyre — 1943: Studied toward Ph.D at La Sorbonne-Paris, 
France; Professor of French at Morgan State College 

William W. Mills — 1944: Teacher, Chicago Public School System 

Allestine Sparks — 194.5: New Britton, Connecticut Public School 

Walter C. Daniel 

1888 J. C. Johnson 

1889 S. C. Thompson 

1890 W. A. Byrd 

1891 H. L. McCrorey. Sr. 

1892 L. B. Ellerson 

1893 C. H. Shute 

1894 D. E. Speed 

1895 A. W. Scott 

1896 W. R. Conners 

1897 R. E. Williams, 1st 

T. J. Frierson, 2nd 

1898 C. B. Johnson 

1899 C. J. Baker 

1900 J. A. Byers 

1901 J. N. Brown 

1902 W. A. Grigg 

1903 C. P. Pritchford 

1904 J. Wells Young 

1905 H. B. Taylor 

190G R. H. Logan 

1907 R. N. Owens 

1908 C. B. Dusenbury 

1909 E. L. Whitfield 

1910 R. A. Martinez 

1911 J. M. Branch 

1912 E. W. Dennis 

1913 W. H. Williams 

'914 E. L. Williams 

1915 Y. S. Thompson 

1916 M. C. Melton 

1917 S. 0. Johnson 

1918 J. V. Mclver 

1919 H. L. McCrorey, Jr. 

1920 W. E. Hill, Jr. 

1921 W. R. Mayberry 

1922 E. H. Hunt 

1924 J. P. Sartor 

1925 S. C. Johnson 

1927 W. W. Jones 

1929 LeGrande Summerset 

1930 W. M. Coleman 

1933 H. B. Jackson 

1934 J. A. Sandifer 

1935 0. A. Johnson 

1936 J. W. Barnette 

1938 F. D. Wood 

1939 Evelyn Amanda Davidson 

1940 Walter Clarence Daniel 

1941 Eugene Hoover Johns 

1942 Maude N. McMuUen 

1943 Sandy J. Mclntyre, II 

1944 William Walter Mills 

1945 Allestine Sparks 


1947 Henry L. Grant 

Faculty and Staff at Leisure — Who Are These Boys? 

l^A. V-A^ 

Some Active Faculty and Staff Members Who have 
served the Institution fifteen years or more 

A. Eunicetine Adam 1941 

Moses S. Belton 1942 

R. E. Thompkins 1943 

Inez M. Parker 1944 

H. L. Counts 1946 

Arsula B. Raid 1946 

Vietta E. Neal 1947 

E. E. Woodard 1947 

Bernice W. McKee 
J. Roland Law . . . 
A. H. GeorRe . . . . 
W. R. Coleman . . . 

T. L. Gunn 

U. S. Brooks 

* J. A. Grimes . . . 

* In retirement 


Some of the Generous Philanthropists Who have nurtured 
the (irowth and Development of the Institution 

Mrs. Mary D. Biddle Henry J. Ford 

Colonel William R. Myers The Mattoon Sisters: 

Andrew Carnegie 
Mrs. Johnson C. Smith 
James B. Duke 

Miss Mattoon 
Mrs. Thomas 

And a list of others too numerous to 
cite here. 

Trustees who served the Institution forty (40) years or more 

Robert P. Wyche 1891-1938 

(President 1897-1938) 
John M. Gaston 1910-1960 

FROM 1907-1921 

In the beKinning there was little 
or no great distinction between the 
Seminary and the College. At the 
turn of the century, however, a dis- 
tinction emerged and the Deanship 
was established. Dr. McCrorey be- 
came both the President of the Col- 
lege of Liberal Arts and the Semi- 
nary and also Dean of the Seminary. 
In 1921 Reverend York Jones became 
the top official of the Seminary. 

Dr. H. L. McCrorey 

Dr. Yorke Jones 

Dr. C. H. Shute 

Dr. E. Thompkin, 1960- 
Dean of The School of Theology 


Nine dedicated pioneer instructors — one of wliom taught under the last white administration (John- 
son) ; six of whom taught under the first Negro administration (Sanders) ; all of whom taught under 
the -first and second Negro administrations (Sanders' and McCrorey's) ; three of whom taught under 
three Negro administrations (Sanders, McCrorey, Liston). 



Dr. C. H. Shute 

Or. Floyd Joseph Anderson 

1902 - lil2S 


Dr. J. D. Martin 

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Dr. Thomas A. Long 

llr. P. W. Russell 

Mr. William H. Stin 

Dr. Yorkf Jone 

Dr. George E. Dav 

Later Pioneers 

These later Builders may be called the second generation of pioneers. Some of whom moved from the 
Biddle days into the Smith days and still live to tell the story. 

J. A. Grimes 

Theophilus E. .McKinnev 

Dr. \. O. Steele 

Dr. Winsim li. Cole 

W. C. Donnell 

S. Herbert Adams 

After the church structure was erected on the campus all the faculty members were ex- 
pected to attend and support the University Church. It was an offense for students to miss. 
Later, the demand became less rigid and students were allowed a certain number of cuts 
and local faculty members and faculty members of other denominations began to visit 
churches of their choice. 

It was custoniai'v for the faculty to sit on the rostrum fiankinK the President. Absences 
from these meetiuK.-^. by liolh faculty and students, wei-e fidwned upon by the administratinn. 

Meals were served family 
style in the early days. This 
provided for proper guid- 
ance in the observance of 
acceptable table manners, 
conversation and the other 
graces practiced in polite 
society at meal times. 

Later, the students formed lines and marched by 
the steam tables to have their meals served and 
found seats of their choice. As the enrollment in- 
creased both these systems became impracticable 
as the lines frequently reached far beyond the outer 

confines of the structure designed for five hundred 
students. \\'inter weather and inclement wviilher in 
the summer niaile a replacement of the system and 
building ;i necessity. 

Dr John M. Gaston, for forty years trustee of the Institution, secretary-treasurer since 1H3.S, revie 
attempts to project the future as the clock nears nine at the Annual Alumni Banquet. 

DmethInK "f the p^ist and 

Dr. J. W. Smith, Secretary of Trustee Board; Dr. J. M. Gaston, Secretary-Treasurer; Coach W. P. McCulIough; President 
Hardy Listen and Master Howard Counts mark spot of the New Heating Plant. 

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President Liston congratulates A. E, Manly, class of 1930, upon being elected president of Spelman College 

Dr. Liston congratulates .lackie Robinson on being a first for Negroes in professional baseball when he spoke at the Annual 
Lyceum Program of the McCrorey Branch of the YMCA 

Center Entrance to Campus: High School Class 1928 
Dignite, Savior, Noblesse 

"O, Wind; If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?" Occasionally nature tur 
the campus into a fairy winter garden 

A winter walk through the blue spruce from Herry Hali 

One of the most enthuKJastically attended commencement activities: The Alumni Banquet. History becomes alive and 
of yesteryears make the welkin ring. 

Commencement at Smith is an eventful occasion and a little bit more. When held under the ancient 
oak which dates back to the infant days of the Institution an atmosphere prevails which only nature 

Mrs. Listun ]u\ 
were beautiful and th 

In 1947, President McCrorey retired and Dr. 
Hardy Listen, Executive Vice President and 
an alumnus, became the first lay chief execu- 
tive of the Institution. After nine years, dur- 
ing which more than a million dollars was 
spent on improvements, enrichment, and ex- 
pansion. President Liston died on Homecoming 
Day, October 20, 1956 and Dr. James W. Sea- 
brook, an alumnus, trustee and loyal supporter, 
was called to serve as interim President. Com- 
ing out of retirement. Dr. Seabrook was con- 
tent to "hold the fort" until his successor was 

uiet moments in the MeCrcirey hii 

The Humanitarian 

Dean Grimes presented a front as ruKKecl as the rock of Gibraltor but 
had a heart that was tender and hiuhly sensitized to the needs and suf- 
ferings of others. 

It was this inner spirit which won him wide favor amony those who 
knew him best. 

The plaque he holds, presented by the Ti-ojan Club, Inc., symbolizes 
the respect and gratitude of a group of boys who were traveling a dan- 
gerous highway but were re-routed and are now successful business men. 
Two of the persons below are grandsons of \\'. E. Hill, Sr. One is a suc- 
cessful contractor in Charlotte. One is Superintendent of Buildings at 
Johnson C. Smith University and three are veterans in the Post Office 

U. Watkin.s. W. Hill. S. Li-e, Dean. I, 
E. Hill, and J. Brook.s 


The Argus 

The Biddle Outlook 

The University Student 

The first recognized student paper to be published was called, "The 
Argus". It was initiated in 1904 with Holly Blanton Taylor as Editor-in- 
Chief. This paper was first published as a twenty-four page journal, 
51. J X 11. 

Both faculty members and students contributed articles and poems to 
this publication. Dr. P. W. Russell's narrative poems appeared regularly 
in The .Argus. It is significant that the Post Office address was changed 
from P.iddleville, North Carolina to Charlotte, North Carolina in the Vol. 
IX, No. 4 January, 1911 issue of The Argus. S. Q. Mitchell, class of 1911 
and R. A. Martinez, class of 1911 were Editor-in-Chief and Associate Edi- 
tor respectively that year. 

The second official student voice was The Biddle Outlook. On the 
editorial page of the November 1920 issue is the following statement, 
"The Biddle Outlook is issued the 25th of every month in the scholastic 
year under the auspicies of the students of Biddle University." Following 
this statement H. L. McCrorey, Jr., Editor-in-Chief, persuaded his muse 
to dictate the following lines, "Hence the first tick (issue) of the clock 
(Outlook) ; which we hope is the beginning of many recurring, successive, 
and successful ticks. 

A. H. Prince. Secretary — J. M. Rollins, Treasurer. 

We may coMclude. however, that the Outlook had a run of eight years 
as the third paper published by the students began publication in 1928. 


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First Issue and Staff 

The third .'student paper to receive administrative sanction was The 
University Student. It came to the campus to stay October 15, 1938, with 
Arthur G. Cooper as its first Editor-in-Chief. The subscription fee then 
was one dollar per year. The paper was published monthly during the 
school year. The original subscription fee was later dropped and a modest 
fee was added to general entrance fees to cover the cost of production. 
This assured each student of a copy. 

After twenty-five years of publication. The University Student may be 
said to have reached its highest peak of achievement. With Barbara 
Ferguson Editor-in-chief and L. M. Wright faculty advisor, the paper 
merited nation-wide recognition in 1963. 

The Current Staff: 

Curtis 0. Peters - 
Guinievere Scott - 
William F. Jeters 
Delcina Jamerson 

Associate Editor 

- Business Manager 

- Circulation Manager 

Arthur E. Brown, III — Sports Editor 
L. M. Wright, Jr. — Advisor 

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Dr. A. H. George, Rev. B. C. Roberson, Dr. J. M. Gaston, Dr. Alrich and President 
Hardy Listen. Founder's Day observance of which Rev. B. C. Roberson was the speaker. 

Dr. James Ward Seabrook 

Interim President 


Ur. Seabruok chats with Dr. Charles E. Boman. 
the General Alumni. 

nus and lonj; time president of 

Dr. Seabrook, a trustee and loyal supporter of the institution was elected 
Interim President by the Trustee Board in 1956, following the sudden 
death of Dr. Liston. He is a product of the Board's program of education. 
He has a keen intellect and is a wise administrator with untapped sources 
of energy. 

Hi.s preparatory education was done at the Presbyterian Parochial School 
in Sumter, South Carolina where he was born. His education was con- 
tinued at Harbison Institute at Abbeville, South Carolina. He next en- 
rolled in Biddle University and graduated with the A.B. in 1909. He re- 
ceived the Masters degree from Columbia University and matriculated 
for the Ph.D degree. 

In 1923, he became dean of Fayetteville State Normal School and later 

Wise and fundamental in principle, he reluctantly came out of retire- 
ment in 1956 to answer the call of his Alma Mater. 


Dr. Rut'us Patterson Perry was born in Bruns- 
wick, Georgia, June 4, 1903. He received the B.A. 
degree from Johnson C. Smith University in 
1925 ; the M.S. degree from the University of 
Iowa in 1927 and the Ph.D degree in 1939. From 
1927-1943 he was professor and head of the De- 
partment of Chemistry at Prarie View A and M 
College, Prarie View, Texas. In 1943 he accepted 
the position of administrative dean and vice 
president of Langston University, Langston, Ok- 
lahoma and served there until June 30, 1957. On 
July 1, 1957, he became president of Johnson C. 
Smith University. 

Upon assuming the presidency of the Insti- 
tution, Dr. Perry immediately established him- 
self as a vigorous administrator of a church-re- 
lated college worthy to carry on the work so 
nobly begun by his predecessors. He has the 
quality of personal dignity and ease of insight 
both of himself and in the minds of people about 
him. His warmth and quiet manner have endear- 
ed him to the Church, alumni and people in all 
walks of life. With a fresh and optimistic out- 
look he has set himself to the task of elevating 
the college to a more lofty position in the aca- 
demic field. 

Ur. Rufus Patterson Perry 

Dr. Rufus P. Perry, an alumnus, was elected President on July 1, 1957. 

Under the present administration the plant has been expanded to in- 
clude a gymnasium, a girls' dormitory and the University Memorial Union 
Building; the financial situation has been improved and faculty salaries 
continued upward. 

Listen Hall, dedicated on April 7, 1963, is a dormitory for women. Of modern de- 
sign, the building accommodates 152 students. It has two parlors, two apart- 
ments for dormitory directors, and other facilities adequate for the convenience of 
young ladies. The building was named in memory of Dr. Hardy Liston who served 
as President of the University from 1947 until his death in 195C. 

The University Memorial 
Union, dedicated on May 
30, 1965, is a beautiful 
three story building which 
includes dining hall, confer- 
ence rooms, faculty and 
student lounges, book store, 
post office, and four guest 




The new Hartley Woods Gymnasium was com- 
pleted in 1961. It is ideally situated on a spacious 
plot adjacent to a wooded area of the campus and 
well away from other campus buildings. The gym- 
nasium is a split-level brick and steel structure with 
the main playing floor, seating capacity of 2500, 
two lobbies, and accessory equipment and storage 
rooms on the upper level. On the lower level are five 
instructors' offices, two classrooms, the main equip- 

ment and storage rooms and the main physical edu- 
cation locker and towel rooms. 

A glass enclosed corridor connects the Pool Build- 
ing with the lower level of the gymnasium. The 
south wall of the building is of fixed glass with slid- 
ing glass doors that open onto a patio which ex- 
tends the length of the building. In the foyer of the 
South end is the display room or Hall of Fame. 

Official Broadcasting 
Choir for United 

Presbyterian Church, 
U.S.A. 1964 

The University Choir, under the direction 
of Christopher VV. Kemp, is composed of 
students from all departments of the In- 
stitution. Most of them have had little or 
no musical training prior to coming to the 

As a result of extensive trips and an 
album of sacred music, they were the re- 
cipients of a national honor. They were 
chosen the official broadcasting choir of 
the United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. for 
1964 for the Protestant Hour. 


Professor t'. \\ . hemp. I hoir Direito 

When Dean Owena Davis hosts a tea 
(Mrs. Parker's lawn in background). 

When Dean Owena Davis came to Johnson C. 
Smith University in September, 1956, she brought a 
rich program of self planning through organization 
of councils among on and off campus women, and 
of self realization of the changing role of women, 
through Annual Women's Week programs. The 
tenth anniversary of this series of program will be 
observed this year with emphasis on New Dimen- 
sions for Johnson C. Smith Women in the school's 
next century. Initiating this program in February 
1958 was a distinguished alumna. Dr. Mildred Mitch- 
ell Bateman, psychiatrist. Another alumna. Dr. An- 
nie Louise Richardson was special speaker for the 

for seniors and parents on Duke Hall Lawn. 

February 1965 progran 

Some of the other outstanding consultants on 
topics re the Education of and Job Opportunities for 
women were: Dr. Evelyn Boyd, Dr. Flenimie Kit- 
trell, Mrs. Christine Ray Davis, Dr. Virginia Lacy 
Jones, Dr. Thelma Davidson Adair, Attorney Yo- 
landa Chambers. A special feature each year is the 
recognition of outstanding women students of the 

University women have been greatly challenged 
to personal responsibility through extensive relax- 
ation of regulations and the use of senior counselors. 

Honnie Pearson, class of 1809, chats with Mrs. Parker on he 
lawn during the Senior Women's commencement tea. May 

Dean O. H. Davis 
(Mrs. Dumas). 

unsels with student .laigueline Itrown 

Women's Program, February 1964 
Reading left to right, Dean Alcestis Coleman (Livingstone College); Mrs. M. K. Bvuarm, Miss Essie Porter 
Mrs. L. B. Ward, the late Mrs. Minnie George, Dr. Thelma Adair (Consultant); Miss Dorothy Beard Mrs' 
0. W. Counts, Miss Vergie Daniel, Mrs. F. H. Marshall, Miss Janice Tate. Mrs. J, B. Jordan, Dean H Davis' 

February, 1966 — Recipients of special recognition certificates. Front row left to right : Jeannette Johnson, 
Iris Williams, Joyce Bowen, Candace Bynum. Second row left to right: Lucille Garrick, Lucille Reynolds, 
Sylvia Kornegay, Marjorie Coakley, Mrs. Bernice Bullock (former dietitian). Dean O. H. Davis. 

Reading from left to right: A. J. Clemment, J. W. Smith, I). A. Spencer. V. E. Bomar, 
R. P. Perry, W. L. Moser, J. M. Gaston, J. W. Seabrook, L. K. Downing 

The Trustees relax and pose with Dr. Perry in the President's Confer- 
ence Room. 

Dr. J. M. Gaston, third from ri^ht, died in 1960 and Dr. W. L. Moser, 
to his right, succeeded him as Secretary-Treasurer of the Institution. 

Dr. J. W. Smith, second from left, is currently secretary to the Board of 
Trustees. C. A. Johnson, (picture not shown), is currently president of 
the Board. 

Rev. Belton helps Dr. Perry ad.iust the amplifier while Dr. Baulknight, 
President of the General Alumni (1959) waits to greet the high spirited 

Trustees N. L. Gregg, C. E. Bomar; Rev. J. T. Jones, Rev. H. Wilson, 
and Rev. H. L. Counts wait in line behind the speakers' table. 

Time merely serves to increase the significance of this convivial oc- 
casion. Class reunions, memories recalled, greetings, pro.jections, and gifts 
to the Institution are a few of the stimulants for the warm and jovial at- 
mosphere which always characterizes this annual function 

I960 Commencement and the breaking of the ground for the new Health Center 

These are some of the gay moments after 
a full day. Dr. and Mrs. Perry, Dr. and Mrs. 
Rann and Dr. Hawkins take advantane of 
a brief respite. 

Dr. K. P. Perry hobnobs with alumni Eu- 
gene Houston, Emery L. Kann and Charles 
W. Haulknight. Dr. E. L. Rann was cho- 
sen alumnus of the year, 196.5. by Meharry 
Medical College. Dr. Charles W. Baulk- 
night is a member of the Trustee Board. 


"It does not tjtt appea)- what ire shall be hut ire kiioir 

No man can predict with certainty the character of the future. On 
the bases of obvious trends, however, certain sound conjectures can be 
made. In view of definite trends, therefore, we project a future for 
Johnson C. Smith University demonstrating notable advances in Plant 
expansion, Cultural enrichment and in a quest for new found knowledge 
and skills commensurate with the demands of a nuclear age. 

The following buildings are now under construc- 
tion : a library building and two dormitories, one for 
men and one for women, at a cost of appro.ximately 
two million dollar.s. On the agenda for early con- 
struction are a science building and a fine art.s cen- 
ter to cost two and one half million dollar.s. The 
present enrollment is approximately twelve hun- 
dred students and a sizeable waiting list is cm file. 
Currently the operating budget is close to two and 
a half million dollars. 

Through the years, the list nt alumni has grown 
to ajiproximately four thousand and mcist (if them 
have (Icine hdiior t(i themselves and their Alma Ma- 

ter through significant achievements and worthy 
contributions to American culture. 

Among the areas of program development, three 
are outstanding: the two-year institutional self- 
study; the choir received national recognition in 
1964. It was chosen the official radio choir of the 
I'nited Pi'csbyterian Church U.S.A. for "The Prot- 
estant Iliiur"; the liand became the pride of the 
campus and coninuinity and chanil)er music and 
music ccini-erts have enhanced the cultural atincis- 
phere nf the campus. The athletic pro.uram has been 
brciadeiied to im-hide iiKire simrts and has merited 
ciiiisideralile recognition. 

Women's dormitory now 
under construction 

The President looks optimistically toward the future as Johnson C. 
Smith University plans for dynamic contributions to "New Dimensions in 
Higher Education". 

H Men's dormitory no 
under construction 

Or. Jack S. Brayboy 

Dr. Brayboy's early training was done in the 
public schools of Vineland, New Jersey, where he 
lettered in football, basketball, track, and was se- 
lected for two years as end on the Mythical "All- 
State" football team. 

While in Vineland High School he took the "Col- 
lege Preparatory" course and finished in the upper 
fourth of his class in 1939. 

In the fall of 1939 Dr. Brayboy matriculated at 
Johnson C. Smith where he was selected to the 
Mythical "All-CIAA" team at the position of end 

in football in 1939, 1940, 1941, 1942, and to the 
Mythical "All-American" team in 1940, 1941, 1942. 
In 1941 and 1942 he was chosen to appear in the 
publication, "Who's Who Among Students in Ameri- 
can Universities and Colleges" and graduated in 
1943 with majors in chemistry, mathematics, and 
physical education. 

Dr. Brayboy matriculated at the University of 
Pennsylvania in 1947 and received the M.S. degree 
from that Institution with a major in physical edu- 
cation in 1949. From the same institution he re- 
ceived the Ph.D degree in 1960 with Director of 
Teacher Education as the area of specialization. The 
title of his thesis was "The Relative Value of Se- 
lected Variables as Predictors of Freshman Achieve- 
ment at Johnson C. Smith University. 

In 1946 he was employed as instructor of physical 
education and assistant football coach at Johnson 
C. Smith University and upon the death of Coach 
Crudup became head coach and served three years 
in that capacity, and for eight years as head bas- 
ketball coach. 

He is a member of the following professional and 
social organizations : American Association for 
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Amer- 
ican Association for University Professors, Phi 
Delta Kappa, Pi Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fra- 
ternity, Jack and Jills of America, and Torch Club 
— an interracial professional men's club. 

"This desk is clearid f<ir unce. Should I wait for the telephone to ring or some one to knoik at the do 
No, the building is quiet, everyone left hours ago. Perhaps I'll just go home." 

In 1960 he was appointed director of athletics and 
head of the physical education department. In 1961, 
he was appointed chairman of the Division of Edu- 
cation, Psychology, Physical Education and Health. 

In 1965, he became Executive Dean at Johnson C. 
Smith University and in 1966 he was appointed a 
member of the CIAA Basketball Tournament Com- 
mittee and was elected Vice-President of the South- 
ern District of the CIAA. 

Dr. Brayboy belongs to several distinguished pro- 
fessional, civic, and religious organizations. He is 
married to the former Jeanne Martin of Camden, 
South Carolina and they have two children — a son, 
Jack III, age 8; a daughter, Joyce, age 3. 

Jack S. Brayboy III, 8 years old 
Joyce Brayboy, 3 years old 


This book is a chronicle of events at JCSU 
from 1867-1967. Those at the University, 
alumni, and friends will recognize the peo- 
ple and events that have shaped 100 years. 
The pictures will, we hope, make it possi- 
ble for you to relive your own school years. 

It is a book of reminders and memoirs — 
the old, the new, and the future as envision- 
ed by the Staff. The students, the teachers, 
and also the activities have made obvious 
changes. Within, however, a progressive 
metamorphosis is taking place to keep pace 
with the modernistic trend exemplified by 
the University's plant development. 

We of the BULL staff have attempted to 
present here a truly memorable picture of 
yei^terday and today and to project the new- 
Johnson C. Smith University, its students, 
its teachers, and its activities, as we climb 
"A Century of Progress Up Stepless Stairs". 


The most exciting publication by the students was 
the fabulous "BULL". The Bull may be termed the 
glamorous photogravure of campus life and activity. 
It began its brilliant career in 1928 and except for 
a break in publication during the War years and 
Recession it has continued publication. Its annual ap- 
pearance has furnished big moments among the Uni- 
versity Family. 

The Bull was first edited and published by the Jun- 
ior class but later became the responsibility of the 
Senior Class. In addition to dedicating each annual 
issue to a staff member of its choice, the class re- 
leases its creativity and ingenuity in a variety of 

The Bull has afforded many enjoyable moments 
and memory stimulants when Smith men and women 
turn back the pages to the facts and fun of yester- 
years. This glowing word of praise attests to the 
esteem the Alumni held for the publication: 

"Nothing like The Bull has ever before been pub- 
lished in the history of our Alma Mater. It's cost 

alone — $1,950, will at once impress one with the 
magnitude of the undertaking. The Bull modestly 
says that it is published by the student body, but 
one seriously suspects that some of the newer blood 
of the faculty gave wise directions and supervision. 

An attempt to describe The Bull serves only to 
stress the poverty of the English Language. The 
Bull must be seen — yea, possessed to be fully ap- 
preciated. In size, it is eight by eleven inches, sub- 
stantially bound, with the name in raised letters 
upon the cover, the whole surmounted by a real 
"live" bull. It is said the title itself is a delicate tri- 
bute to Mr. James B. Duke to whom this issue of 
The Bull is dedicated, whose "Bull Durham" to- 
bacco is well known. 

The Bull is the highest expression of the printers' 
art, and each page carries a light blue border. It is 
printed on a 120-pound supercalendared stock, and 
is in every way a worth while publication. All con- 
cerned with its publication deserve the highest com- 
mendation. Every Alumnus should own a copy." 

The Bull — 1928 

Leon Steele — Editor 

J. H. Whiteman — Business Manager 







Mrs. I. M. I'arker 

She hurriedly enters the (.-hissroom and asks un- 
suspectiiiK students a question. Every pdeni. every 
.short story, and every essay takes on a new and 
more pi'ofound meaning as she relates them to 
every-day life situations. Her presence is always felt 
because she possesses such a dynamic personality 

and sense of humor. Dedicated to the Institution, 
she has worked tirelessly on the Centennial Com- 
mittee; and the BULL staff is indebted to her for 
her assistance in telling the history of the school. 

Mrs. I. M. Parker, the CENTENNIAL BULL 
STAFF salutes you, a seeminRly "tireless" one. 

Barbara J. Flack 

The wise use of leisure time is 
an art in itself. Following an 
interesting day of classes and 
conferences, Mrs. Parker re- 
laxes and contemplates the 
thoughts and expressions of 
the masters of the arts and 
the English language. 

Education should never be confined between 
the bindings of books. Life giving experien- 
ces are found everywhere we look and 
observe; Mrs. Parker finds information for 
ily class enrichment in professional 

"Lose no time; be always employed in something useful; 
cut off all unnecessary action." The words of Ben Franklin 
could never have been more coirect and precise when it comes 
to the classroom activities of Mrs. Parker. 















Madam Eunicetine Adam 

With understanding, diligence, patience, sincerity and dedication to the 
task of informing and inspiring her students, Madam Eunicetine Adam has 
won a lasting place of affection in our hearts. It is now with warmest 
appreciation that we dedicate the "Present" phase of the Centennial Bull 
to her as a symbol of our esteem. 

During the decades of her services to the Institution she has represented 
the zenith of proficiency as an educator which is rarely, if ever, surpassed. 

in her classroom 

assisting the students in the lab. 

One leaves her office consoled and cheered by the 
radiance of her smile and genuine concern. 












Mr. Stephen K. Kwasikpui 

Mr. Stephen K. Kwasikpui, ActiiiR Head of the Department of Eto- 
nomics, is a native of Ghana, West Africa. He received the A.B. degree 
from Johnson C. Smith University, and the M.A. depfree from New York 
University. Mr. Kwasikpui is dedicatwl to his work and never too busy 
to assist his students. 

Mr- Kwasikpui and hl^ wife. Dc.iis, lula 

An article written by Mr. Kwasi]<|.iH ami his wife 
appeared in The Negro Educatiunal Ke\iew 

Mr. Kwa.sil<pui with secretary 

A dedicated teacher and famUy man 


Dr. Stephen Klepka 

For our uutstanding-Contnbutor we have selected 
Dr. Stephen Klepka. Born and reared in Poland, he 
did all of his work of higher education at Washing- 
ton University in St. Louis, Missouri. 

Dr. Klepka may be seen walking very hurriedly 
to and from his classes, uttering not a single word, 
seemingly lost in solemn meditation. To those who 
are not familiar with Dr. Klepka, he appears cold 
and other-wordly, but we who have classes under 

him find him a delightful treat. There is no coldness 
in a man who has an open ear for those who have 
problems ; there is no other-vvordliness about a man 
who says "Come over to my house and we will dis- 
cuss the problem further". Every minute of his 
waking hours is spent helping to prepare us for 
the challenge that awaits us in this "Great Society". 
It is a pleasure to present Dr. Stephen Klepka as 
our outstanding contributing professor of the year. 

Study conies as a delig:htful 
pleasure to all, including 
those who dedicate themsel- 
ves to the enlightenment of 

A regular part of Dr. Klepka's 
activities comes during his ardu- 
ous office hours in 03. Conver- 
sation is always geared to the 
development of man through 
the advancements of history. 

The genuine skills of the his- 
torian are revealed dining 
every class session. Major 
historical events are taken 
into consideration from the 
beginning of history to the 
flight of the Gemini space 


Mrs. Perry 

Trustee Board 

Left to Right: Dr. Charles W. Baulknight, Mr, David A. Cort, 
Mr. Robert A. Rundle, Mr. John Paul Lucas, Jr., First Vice 
President; Mr. Tom Brown, Stenographer; Dr. Walter L. 
Moser, Secretary-Treasurer; Dr. Melvin L. Best, Dr. L. K. 

Downing, Dr. J. W. Smith, Sr., Dr. James E. Allen, Mr. J. 
Hervey Sherts, Dr. L. A. Haywood, Mr. A. J. Clement, Jr., 
Dr. Charles E. Bomar, Dr. C. A. Johnson, President of the 
Board; Dr. Rufus P. Perry, President of the University. 

The President's Home 



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President's Message 

In this centennial year this edition of the BULL is truly a significant achievement in technical skill and 
understanding of our great institutional heritage. It has recorded the past, assessed the present and envisaged 
the future, all for which the students and the staff of the BULL are to be congratulated. Now, let us move 
into the second century of the University's existence with high hopes for its future. May we hope that it will 
continue to remain a place where students and faculty are free to learn and to teach for life and living in 
a free society and where we will at all times seek the truth and prepare to meet the challenges of the 
years ahead. 

Rufus P. Perry 


Executive Dean 

Dr. Jack S. Brayboy, Executive Dean 

I.S., Johnson C. Smith University; M.S. University of Pennsylvania; 
Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania 

It i.s a distinct pleasure to brins jrreetiriKs to our students, alumni, and many friends on the oecasion 
of our centennial celebration. 

Rousseau said, "There is a period of life when we go back as we advance". This centennial year marks 
just cuch a period in the life of Johnson C. Smith University. A review of the history of our Alma Mater 
readily reveals that former generations of Smithites have passed to us a much stronger institution than they 
inherited. We are enjoying fruits nurtured by many dedicated men and women who preceded us. 

While we look back to pay tribute to our predecessors, we will either continue to progress or we will 
retrograde. We cannot remain stationary. Our challenge then is clear — Let us direct our energies toward 
making Johnson C. Smith University a better institution than we found upon arrival. 

Lend a hand ! 





Come, my friends, 

Tis not too late to seek a newer world. . . 
It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles, 
And see the great Achilles, whom we 
knew. Though much is taken, much 
abides; and though we are not now that 
strength which in old days moved earth 
and heaven, that which we are, we are — 
One equal temper of heroic hearts, made 
weak by time and fate, but strong in 
will to strive, to seek, to fmd, and not to 

Alfred Lord Tennyson 

Dean of The College of Liberal Arts 

Dr. Winson R. Coleman 

A.B., Penn College; A.M.. Haveifoid College; 

Ph.D., University of Chicago 

The celebration of the centennial year in the life of an educational institution is an especially appropriate 
time to comment on the meaning of education. Great teachers, in the tradition of Socrates and Plato, have 
maintained that the acquisition of knowledge is a process, essentially dialectic in nature, but that truth is 
absolute and eternal. In this light education appears to be the product resultant from the discovery or re- 
covery of eternal verities. 

The phenomenial growth of all fields of knowledge, particularly in the recent past, has made it appear that 
"knowing itself is a process, not a product". Even in the slowly expanding fields the "facts" of many become 
the "myths" of tomorrow. It follows that the adequately prepared students must have both the grasp of 
subject-matter essential to their vocations and the conceptual bases by which they can adjust to the continued 
obsolescence of what they have learned. A century of progress at Johnson C. Smith University has made 
us increasingly aware of our obligation to make this kind of education available to all of our students. 

K^Zrt^Oiy (Ai. (-^><e.,^ux..^^ 

University Registrar 

Mr. J. Arthur Twitly 

B.S., Johnson C. Smith University; M.A., New York University 

It is a Ki'eat honor to brinjf you greetings as we celebrate our centennial. I congratulate all of you who 
are sharing in the academic awards of the University. I firmly hope that you will tune your lives in on the 
wave lengths of high destiny and move with diligence into the front ranks of those who are helping to 
make the future beautiful and worth living. The arms of the world are open for those who will be prepared 
for her embrace. So as we move into the ne.xt century of progress I would like to leave with you this thought 
by Charles Kingsley. 

"Do noble things not dream them all day long and so make life, death and that vast forever one grand 
sweet song." 

J. Arthur Twitty 

Mrs. Minnie C. Maxwell 

Secretary to the Dean, College 
of Liberal Arts 

Mrs. Ocie P. Harrison 

Secretary to the President 

Office of Public Relations 

Mr. Moses S. Belton 

B.S.. B.D., Johnson C. Smith University; M.A., Columbia University 

Congratulations to the Editor and Staff upon completion of the largest, most comprehensive, and one of 
the best volumes of The Bull since the publication of the first issue in 1928. In this massive task you have 
portrayed the life of the Johnson C. Smith University family with remarkable success. 

The theme for this issue suggests that progress in the first one hundred years of the University has 
been similar to one climbing two parallel sidepieces without the luxury of foot supports for his attempts to 
step upward. Indeed the history of the Institution has been one of vision, faith, dedication and determination, 
without adequate means or facilities to challenge the full range of the abilities and potentials of all those 
who studied in its hallowed halls. Its sons and daughters received knowledge, self-respect, and confidence in 
God and self. They justified, to a great degree, the sacrifices which its founders and builders made and the 
devotion which they had to keep the lamp of knowledge burning. 

The next century promises to be more exciting, more demanding, more challenging and more competitive. 
More and more trained minds, updated moral values and dedication to meaningful group living, will still be 

May JCSU ever hold high "the light of truth and right," send forth its "constant ray and let it beam with 
steadfast gleam to lead us o'er Life's way." 

Moses S. Belton 

Director of Public Relations 

Division of 

Kev. Joseph A. Gaston, A.B., B.D.. M.A. 

Dean of Student Affairs 


A century of progress has hewn a heritage of greatness which is our legacy from benevolent founders, 
dedicated scholars and arduous laborers — inspired of great dreams, envisioned in profound thought and 
nurtured in excellence. As Johnson C. Smith University, and we, her loyal sons and daughters stand upon 
the pinnacle of this historical moment; we look back upon the stairs of time and reflect whereupon her foot 
has trod with heads bowed in gratitude and reverence for what this day has brought us. Yet in the gran- 
deur of her heritage, only we, who now bear the mantle, can give validity and immortality to that heritage. 
For our beloved institution in the grandeur of her greatness has not reached the zenith of her potential ; and 
the quality of the present is the vital life line which will determine if the past one hundred years is but a pre- 
lude to a more excellent future. Thus, this centennial summons each of us to respond to this challenge with 
creativity and intellect — dream great, think profound, strive with dedication, act nobly and achieve with 


J. A. Gaston 
Dean of Students 

Student Affairs 

Mrs. Caroline W. Graham, A.B., M.A. 

Division of Student Affairs 

This first century of service by this Institution has cauKht glimpses of many kinds of hopes, aspirations and 
dreams. There has also been the opportunity for the littleness and greatness of the inhabitants to be exhibited. 

As this great period ends, this should mark a continuous and greater climb up these stepless stairs. Cou- 
pled with this should be the great challenge for a spirit of rededication of all who teach and all who learn to 
work for opportunities that will make for life's greatest fulfillment in the jirocess of human development. 

The doors are now open and those who wish can enter through careful self-analysis and sincere self-appli- 

Caroline VV. Uraham 

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Division of Student Affair:: 

Dean of Women 

Mrs. Owena H. Davis 

A.B., Fisk University: M.A., North Carolina College 

The enrollment for the winter semester of 1966-67 shows 587 women as a part of Johnson C. Smith's rec- 
ord number of students. This is a vital statistic to be added to the growth in number of women students 
since 1932 when women were admitted to the Junior and senior classes of the Liberal Arts Department. The 
progress of women at the University has been comparable to the role of the college woman in America. With 
the advances in the fields of science, industry, government, and education, Johnson C. Smith University wom- 
en graduates have advanced in these fields. Women of the University are now aware of changes in attitudes 
toward the higher education of women, and in their growing desire for recognition of the equal status of wom- 
en in the working world, press zealously to excel in such a world as this. 

Congratulations to this centennial class and particularly to the women who represent thirty-four years of 
advancement in the education of women at Johnson C. Smith University. 

O/u^W^i/^^^ -H-A--^^ 


Mrs. 0. H. Davis 
Dean of Women 

Dean of Men 

H. Howard Davis, A.B.. M.A. 

Dean of Men 

Dear Smithite: 

You have much to be proud of in celebrating the Centennial birthday 
of Johnson C. Smith University. Across the Nation and around the world. 
Smith graduates have served and are now serving in Leadership positions. 
Their loyalties and your loyalty to the Johnson C. Smith ideal have left 
a rich heritage for you to carry into the next century. 

Business Manager 

Furness J. Armstead 

Business Manager 

As Johnson C. Smith University approaches the celebration of its Centennial Anniversary we reflect, the 
constant stride of a hundred years toward the maximum of achievement in higher education in the Christian 
tradition. In cHmbing the stepless stairs during the first one hundred years, its scholars have set and reached 
goals and objectives, reached gratifying achievements, and fulfilled many dreams which have become realities 
of today. 

We shall begin anew our climb toward the bi-centennial with greater and higher aspirations, with stronger 
determination, and dreams in a greater abundance. 


Mrs, S. J. Stewart 



Mrs. F. M. Alexander 

Secretary to the Business Manager 


I ^— - — 



Mr. Ben Alfred Bcamer 

Counselor and 
Testing Specialist 

Mr. Harold B. Winstc 

Financial Aid and 
Placement Office 

Business Manager Furness Armstead and 
Jimmy McKee look over the annual Home- 
coming program prior to beginning the week's 

Make-believe constructional engineers are Bookkeeper S. 
Stewart and Buildings and Grounds Supervisor Ulyesses Wat- 
kins; their observations seem to be helping the progress of the 
new, 288 foot library. 

Librarian and 

Mr. Theodus L. Gunn 
Head Librarian 

Mrs. Mary C. Flowe 

Curriculum Center Librarian 
Mrs. Barbara A. GIbbs 

Assistant Lilirarian 


^mong all the institutes I 

noiif ( 

departments of a university, 
IS of more fundamental necessij^ 
than the umvptsity ''b'"^^0'- ^^ 
scientific worh can be done ncwa, 
days of any rea! lvalue, and ^^.^^ 
f^om those exlr3.or<^'^'^'y cases „■ 
Senius which 'occ^^ now and 

l i::... mimnim ' "1 —y — 

jiom^n lii'Mory and which 

^ to be \nk^^^^^v!i of 

J( co"'^'^'°"^ ^nd exceptions 

3.11 rules, \^\\\^o\}[ iheaid 

,n adec|uate library 
01 ^ 

Mrs. Annie C. Lee 

Assistant Librarian 



Mrs. Ivestia Beckwith 

Office of Public Relations 

Miss Elizabeth McClinton 

Office of the President 

Mrs. H. i: Alexander 

Office of the Registrar . > 


Mrs. Mary H. Flatt 

Office of the Registrar 

■"' r/j^ 

Mrs. L. B. Taylor 

Cashier, Business Office 

Mrs. Barbara Alexander 

Division of Student Affairs 

Miss Betty J. Torrence 

Office of Public Relations 

Mrs. Edna M. Alexander 

Office of Deans of Men and Women 

Mrs. Calvene E. Uoss 

Division of Student Affairs 

Mrs. Shirley C. Spears 

Division of Student Affairs 

Mrs. ltett.\e I . I ulp 

Office of Community Services 

Mrs. Johnson 

Office of Educatio 

Inventory Office 




Mr. Sam Reid 

checks over 

Miss Moore fills 
requisitions for 


To Keep Us Physically Fit 

Nurse Bernice McKee giving a 
"flu" shot to one of her many 


Dr. Rudolph Wych 

School Physician 

To Supervise 

Mrs. Laney (). B. Ward 

Resident Dii-ectress 
Duke Hall 

Miss Paulette Smith 

Resident Directress 

Duke Hall 

Mrs. Janie 15. Jordan 

Resident Directress 
Duke Hall 


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f '-^ - 

Mr. William McCray Holm 

Resident Hall Director 
Carter Hall 

Dormitory Life 

Mrs. Flossie H. Marsha 

Resident Directress 

HY^- 1 

Mrs. I. M. Parker 
Associate Professor 

of English 
Head of Department 




Dr. Sidney L. Freeman 

Assistant Professor of English 

Mrs. Elsie E. Woodard 

Assistant Professor of English 

Dr. Arthur W. Lynip 

Assistant Professor of English 


Mrs. Barbara Lovell 

Assistant Professor of English 


~^ Bl'lfl ' '- H 

Miss Sarah J. Benson 

Instructor of English 

Mrs. E. M. Baylor 

Instructor of Speech 

Mr. James H. Lash 
Instructor of Speech 

Mr. L. M. Wright 
Instructor of Journalism 

Mr. Edward W. Milner 

Instructor of English 

Mrs. Maxine F. Scott 

English Laboratory 



Foreign Languages 

Mrs. A. Eunicetine Adam 

Associate Professor of French 

Mr. Nigel M. Ayton 
Actinp Head of Department 

Mr. Kelly K. White 

Instructor of French 

Miss Yolaine Georges 

Instructor of French 


Dr. Manuel P. Platas 

Instructor of Spanish 

Dr. Paul F. Orlov 

Assistant Professor of Russian and Spanish 

Mr. Norman A. Hudkins 

Instructor of German 

Miss Marion Tamin 

Instructor of French 


of Education 

and Psychology 

Mrs. Caldonia U. Davis 

Instructor of Psychology 

Dr. James R. Law 

Professor of Psychology 
Chairman of The Division 

Education & Psychology 

Mr. George F. Boyd 

Assistant Professor of Psychology 

Dr. Huai C. Sun 

Professor of Education 


Mr. Lloyd H. Davis 

Instiuctor of Education 

Mrs. Annie .M. Pridgen 

Instructor of Reading 



Miss Richmond 
Instructor of Psychology 

Mrs. Ilt-nrietta T. Norris 

Instiuctor nt' Education 

Mrs. Ester P. Hill 

Instructor of Art 


Mrs. Joan D. Forney 

Instructor of Education 



Social Sciences 


Mr. Bernard Lie lirown 

Instructor of Geography 

Dr. Samuel W. Byuarm 

Professor of Sociology and Chairman of the Division of Social 

■Mr. William E. Bluford 

Associate Professor 
of History 

Mr. Mack L. Davidson, Jr. 

Assistant Professor of Economics 

Dr. Stephen Klepka 

Professor of History and Political Science and Head of History DepartmentI | 


Mr. Stephen K. Kwasikpui 

Assistant Professor of Economics 

■Mr. I'ravat K. C houdhu 

Instructor of Economi) 

Mrs. Thelma D. Perry 

Associate Professor of History 

Dr. Alphonso S. Powe 
Professor of Sociology and Religion 

Mr. Coleman D. Rippy 

Assistant Professor of Sociology 



Mr. Christiipher W. Kemp 
Department Head 

Mr. Martin I. Bellar 

Assistant Professor 
of Music 




Mrs. Charlie L. Butle 

Assistant Professor 
of Music 


Mr. Martin W. Davenport 
Band Director and 
Instructor of Music 

Miss Edythe R. Grady 

Assistant Professor of 

Music and University Organist 

Mrs. Louise N. Pfohl 

Assistant Professor of Music 

Mrs. Barbara Schlageter 

Voice Instructor 



Ill If. T/: rill 

Dr. Winson R. Coleman, Sr. 

Professor of Philosophy 
and Academic Dean 

Rev. Herman L. Counts, Sr. 

Professor of Practical Theology and 
Insti'Uctor of Humanities 


of Religion 

and Philosophy 

Dr. Ralph P. Bohn 

Professor of Philosophy 
and Religion 






Mr. David E. Whiteside 

Woodrow Wilson teaching Intern; 

Dr. Joseph E. Thompson 

Professor of Religious Education 

Rev. DeGranville Burke 

Instructor of Religious Education 

Rev. Raymond Worsley 

Assistant Professor of 
Religious Education 

William Terry Osborne, Jr. 

Professor of Theological Studi( 

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Dr. Jack S. Brayboy 

Professor of Physical Education 
and Executive Dean 

Mr. Charles R. Cox 

Swimming' Instructor and 
A.^sistant Football Coach 


Mrs. OsMhelle B. Dixon 

Instructor of 
Physical Education 

Mr. Eddie C. McGirt 

Head Football Coach 

Associate Professor of Physical Education 

Mr. William P. McCullough 

Head Basketball Coach 

Instructor in Physical Education and Swimming 

Mr. Moses S. Sharp 

Assistant in Physical Educatio 

Mr. Joseph L. Alston 

Tennis Coach 
and Instructor in Physical Education 

Mr. Kenneth S. Powell 

Track Coach 

and Assistant Professor of Physical Education 



Mr. P. Mack Walker 

Assistant Professor of Radiobiology 
and Nuclear Technology 

Mrs. Katherine Fisher 

Instructor of Biology 

Mrs. Violet G. Washington 
Instructor of Biology 

Mrs. Johnnie M. Bullock 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

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Mrs. Lillie W. Blue 
Instructor of Mathematics 

Mr. Winson R. Coleman, Jr. 

Instructor of Mathematics 

Mr. Boyd J. Gatheright 

Professor of Mathematics 
Department Head 

Mr. Rufus G. Pettis 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics 

Mr. Isaac Heard 

Instructor of Engineering and Drawing 

Mr. Hampton Wright 

Assistant Professor of Mathematics 


WHO IS EDUCATED?— There are five 
tests of the evidence of education — cor- 
rectness and precision in the use of the 
mother tongue; refined and gentle man- 
ners, the result of fixed habits of thought 
and action; sound standards of apprecia- 
tion of beauty and of worth, and a char- 
acter based on those standards; power 
and habit of reflection; efficiency or the 
power to do. 


Senior Class Officers 

President — Nathaniel Baccus 
Vice-President — Majorie Cuakley 


Dr. Winson R. Coleman. Sr. 

Acting Chairman of Division 

Mrs. Inez M. Parker, 

Head of English Dept. 

This division, always a major wheel in the liberal arts program, took on 
a more vivid image when the Kennedys went to the White House and 
highlighted the values of the humanities. 

The Division has expanded and enriched its program. The English De- 
partment, one of the largest in The Division of Humanities has an ac- 
claimed program that provides for two required service courses, rich pro- 
grams in preparation for graduate study and teacher education. 

English Majors 

Nancy Barringer 

William (iaither 

Addie Harmon 

English Majors 

Margretta Horan 

Jeannette Johnson 

Betty Jones 

Betty Lipford 

Devenure Nivens 

Curtis Peters 

Henrietta Rhedrick 

Alice Watson 

Foreign Languages 

The Department of Romance Languages has received a tremendous 
boost from the universal urgency for proficiency in the languages. Rus- 
sian, Spanish, German, and French are very popular among the course of- 
ferings of this department. 

French, the oldest on the list of offerings, still rates high in popularity. 
In addition to the majors in this language many other department majors 
choose a second major or minor in this language. 

Mr. Nigel M. Ayton 

Acting Chairman 

French Majors 


Marjorie Coakley 

Robert Coffey 

Anna Ellis 

Mamie Garvin 

Trudelle Gregg 

Rochelle Jones 

Patricia Miller 

William Person 

Annie Randolph 

Carrie Smii 

Music Majors 

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Mr. Christopher W. Kemp 

Head of Department of Music 
and Advisor to Majors 

One of the oldest emphases of the University's training 
program has always been music. During the past decade, 
however, music has become one of the most rapidly de- 
veloping departments in expansion and enrichment. The 
Choir has been acclaimed locally and nationally ; the Band 
has taken on a new look and the course offerings have 
been greatly enriched. 

Carole Coles 

Joshua Dial 

Iris Jones 

Carol Taylor 

Charles Edward Harris 

James Franklyn Harris Alma Irene Leatherwood 


Dr. Samuel W. Byuarm, 


Mr. Mack L. Davidson, 

Current issues, not only locally, but also among 
developing nations, in the United Nations, and be- 
tween major countries with conflicting ideologies, 
have stimulated the thirst for facts and wisdom in 
these areas. This quest for knowledge and wisdom 
in these areas has motivated scholarly pursuit in 
this Division. Some worthy Social Science majors 
have been recipients of notable grants for summer 
and winter study. 

New job opportunities, specifically among major 
industries, and in the area of automation have 
engendered increased interest in the disciplines of 
the field of Economics. The stock market, once 
thought to be an area for the capitalists, has made 
inroads into the thinking masses. One result is 
greater participation in this department. 

Economics Majors 

Barbara Crawford 

James Lee Foster 

Yvonne Harris 

Dwain Irvin 

Economics Majors 

Grover Jackson 

Edward Jones, Jr. 

Donald Lewis 

Ronald Lewis 

Herman Morgan 


Larrv Hunt 

Aaron Reynolds 

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Curtis O'Neal Ardrcy 

James Brown 

Not Pictured 


Shirley Smith 

Social and political evolutions and even revolutions have arrested uni- 
versal attention. The impact has been so dynamic it can be heard in street- 
corner conversations. "History repeats itself" is no longer considered a 
cliche but rather a reality. A quest for the why and the how has drawn 
majors from all departments to this area of study. 

Dr. Stephen Klepka, Head of Department of Hi.story and Advisor to 
A Majors 


History Majors 

Philander Asaka 

Nathaniel Baccus, III 

Andrea Bates 

Mary Blount 

Aleen Edwards 

Justine Forriest 

Jeannie Frazler 

Stanley Jones 

Franklin Stafford 

Nettie Dixon 

History Majors 

Camera Shy 

James Frieson 

Oscar Hare 

Geraldine Harris 

Bessie Maniganit 

Lewis Toy 

Guinevere Scott 

Political Science 

Political Science 

Once thought to be an area of concern for a group of electees and ap- 
pointees, political science is currently of serious concern for the people. 
The enlightened voter must choose more wisely ; The law-maker must be 
wise and judicious. "Not what my government can do for me but what I 
can do for my government" has gathered momentum since President Ken- 
nedy uttered it. Ambitious students are seeking to learn the techniques in 
greater numbers. 

Mr. C. D. Rippy 


JVlatthew Green 

Tyrone Nimmons 

Gladston Rouse 

Kennan Smith 

Political Science Majors 

Camera Shy 

Essie Archie 
David Prince 
Donald Pryor 

William Wilson 



Like the other departments in this Division the training program is 
group centered ; social problems, collective behavior, cultural anthropology, 
social psychology and the family are emphasized to aid the students in 
becoming knowledgeable in this area of concentration. 

Dr. S. W. Byuarm 


John Alexander 

Doris Flythe 

Edward Holloway 

Barbara Hood 

Saitii Mansour 

Sociology Majors 

Camera Shy 

Robert Carter 

Carol Godley 

Catherine Stephens 

Lorraine Rice 

Social Science 

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At no period in the history of our country has the Social Science major 
been in greater demand. Subsidiary branches of the "Great Society" move- 
ment are presenting inescapable challenges to the knowledgeable students 
m the areas of human behavior and group responses to substandard in- 

The Department attempts to instill in those who concentrate in its dis- 
cipline that advances in science and technology make comparable advances 
in creating new problems of a social nature with which they must be 
prepared to grapple. 

Dr. S. W. Byuarm 


Bettv Bovles 

Richard Foye 

Rosa Owens 

James Smith 

Social Science Majors 

Frances Wofford 

Waltina Young 

Corinne Williams 


A large number of Smith students engage in 
the Teacher-Education Program. The Division's 
objective is directed toward producing creative 
and competent teachers at the elementary and 
secondary school levels. A rich program for im- 
plementing its revised objectives is in process 
of execution. 

Here is where the majority of Smith's stu- 
dents concentrate. Job opportunities made this 
traditionally so. Despite the changing tide many 
students feel more secure in training in areas 
where job opportunities are more readily avail- 

Henrietta Clyburn 

Mr. Lloyd H. Davis 

Chairman — 

Virginia Crawford 

Dr. James Law 

Chairman — 

Gertrude Hadley 

Thelma Hargrove 

Elementary Education Majors 

Garcia Holmes 

Hattie Johnson 

Lorraine Monroe 

Vivian Reed 

Frances McKee 

Gloria Marsh 

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Mary Brevard 


Eula Chandler 


William Cook 


Mary Davidson 

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John Davis 

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Florence Day 

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Rose Dula 

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Barbara Floyd 


Lucille Garrison 


Mary Gladden 

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Betty Grier 

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William Horton 

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Yvonne Houston 


Ranee Jackson 


Odessa Kelley 

Anne Sturdivant 

Physical Education 

The advances in this area of interest are more obvious than in some 
others. From the view of facilities, staff, program, and pi-oduct the de- 
partment has made gains that are highly satisfying to those who love 
Smith. The athletic program has broadened to include more sports in 
which performance has merited considerable commendation. 

Dr. Jack S. Brayboy 


Physical Education Majors 


Hedy Brown 

Millicent Campbell 

Beatrice Mayfield 
Camera Shy 

Lenora Powe 

Geneva Caldwell 

William Harmon 

Leroy Scott 

John Clay 

James Joyner 
John Lyles 

Wayne Staples 


Another field that has tremendously widened its scope of interest and 
usefulness is the area of psychology. Mental hygiene and its effects upon 
individual and group behavior has never been more demanding than in 
this age of stress and pressures. Broken down into varied phases of 
specialization, it recommends itself to an increasing number of serious 
minded students. Job opportunities in this area are increasing and the 
program is being enriched commensurate with the demand. 

Mr. George F. Boyd 


Milledge Brodie 

Richard DeBrest 

Juanita Dunn 

Sharon Foreman 

Psychology Majors 

Ann R. Foxx 

Patricia Grigg 

Sarah Hamlin 

lliam Shipp 

Terry Steele 

Aldrenia Teaehey 

Booker T. Wallace 

Psychology Majors 

Joyce Warner 

Virginia Washington 

Bobbie Webb 

James Wright 




Sandra Anthony 

In the area of Science and Mathematics much 
has been achieved. During the past year three 
alumni earned the Ph.D degree in chemistry. 
Several were admitted to advanced study in 
Medical and Dental Schools. 

The program is rich in its offerings for those 
who anticipate further study. 

Dr. U. S. Brooks 


Mrs. Violet Washington 

Adviser To Biology Majors 

Biology Majors 

Dorothy Land 

Samuel Moore 

Trov Newman 

William Scoggins 

Chemistry Majors 

The courses in Chemistry are designed and arranged to enable students 
to acquire a general knowledge of Chemistry, to equip those who plan to 
teach and to give basic foundation for those who plan to enter medicine, 
the field of industry, or to pursue advanced work in Chemistry. 

Arthur Bradford 

Mr. Boyd J. Gatheright 

Head of Department 

Bettv Hinnant 

Charles Hill 

Nettie Stephenson 


This department aspires to equip the student with the mathematical 
background needed in general and professional education, to prepare stu- 
dents for advanced study in mathematics, to develop skills for teaching 
mathematics and to develop an appreciation for the subject itself. The 
department keeps pace with current outlooks and experiments with modern 
mathematics, the new mathematics and other movements in tho area. 

Mathematics Majors 


Louis Coates Frank Flemming James (ireene 

Charles Smith James Stanley James Wells 

Senior Class Officers 

Left to Right: Aaron Reynolds, Chaplain: Andrea Bates, Treasurer; Carrie Smith, 
Secretary; Nathaniel Baccus, President. 


Difficulty is the nurse of Greatness — 
A harsh nurse, who rocks her foster 

children roughly, but rocks them into 

strength and athletic proportions. 
The mind, grappling with great aims and 

wrestling with mighty impediments. 
Grows by a certain necessity to tne 

Stature of Greatness. 


Dorothy Agurs 

Eleanor Aldrich 

Berdell Alexander 

Thelma Alexander 

George Alford 

Willette Anderson 

• Gloria Anthony 

Robert Arnold 

Gloria Barnes 

Guy Barnes 

Carolyn Beasley 

Yvonne Beasley 

Class Of 1968 

Emma Bell 

Beverly Billups 

James Boyd 

Jacqueline Belton 

Donald Black 
Carolyn Bridges 

Betty Bennett 

Willie Boone 

Joel Brockman 

James Bennett 

Sallie Bouler 

Jimmie Bryson 

Alleen Bullock 
Mildred Caldwell 
Richard Colson 

Stanley Burney 
Annie Callahan 
Marvin Connor 

Candace Bynum 
Judy Carothers 
William Cooper 

Delores Caldwell 
. Isadora Cohen 

Matthew Cottmon 

Arthur Cross 

Donyvonne Davis 

George Dorsey 

Mable Gulp 

Shirley Davis 

Priscilla Dorsev 

PhyUis Gureton 
Barbara Dawson 
Rebecca Dortch 

Rhenn Darensburg 

Gwendolyn Dickens 

Patricia Dowdy 



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Judy Dowell 

Willie Dubose 

Donna Epps 

Barbara Flack 

<arlyn Foster 

Frank Franklin 

Lucy Dupee 

Gwendolyn Flemmin" 

Beverly Gaines 

Leia Eaton 

Yolanda Ford 

Marilyn Gaither 



Mack Gallman 

William Geter 

Virginia Grafton 

Dorothy Garvin 
Easter Gethers 
Freddie L. Gray 

Juanita Gaston 

Jesse Goode 

Martha Hammond 

Evelyn Gentry 
Lillie Grafton 
Cheryl Hardy 


Henry Harley 
Willie Hatfield 
Johnny Hendley 

Vonnie Harper 

John Hawkins 

Johnny Hill 

Priscilla Harris 

Maynard Hawkins 

Rosetta Hines 

James Hastie 
Grace Henderson 
Theodore Holland 

Lamar Home 
Johnny James 
Fannie Johnson 

Classie Houston 
Johnny Jenkins 
Ronald Johnson 

Arlena Huntley 

Almeta Johnson 

Rosa Johnson 

Michele Hutchinson 

Deidre Johnson 

Tyrone Johnson 




Vernie Johnson 
Morris Kea 
Earl Knight 

Willie Johnson 

Calvin Kenly 

Paul Knox 

Audrey Johnston 

Cody King 
Sylvia Kornegay 

William Jones 

William King 

Antonio Lawrence 




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Rosemary Lawrence 
Gayle McCombs 
Delores Melton 

Calvin Lewers 

Roger McDuffie 

Delores Miller 

Frances Lewis 

Barbara McGee 

Tyler Milner 


Marsha Liston 
Daisy Mattox 
Julia Mitchell 

Hattie Moore 

Otto Moore 

Paris Ann Moore 

Ann Morehead 

Viola Myers 

Albert Nelson 

John Nelson 

Thomas Nizer 

Queen Norwood 

Stewart Oatman 

George Oliver 

James O'Neal 

Harold Parks 

Melvin Peed 

Olga Pickering 

Christine Partlow 
Irvelle Penn 
Gloria Pickett 

Patricia Patterson 

Elaine Pettigrew 

Beverly Pines 

Marcha Payne 
Marvin Phillips 
Frances Polite 

Phyllis Pruitt 
Betty Rivers 
Luke Salley 

Bonzo Reddick 

Joseph Roberts 

Wilhemina Seabrooks 

Thomas Reddy 

George Robinson 

Mack Shannon 

Carole Ricks 

Betty Ruff 

Leon Simmons 

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Miriam Smith 
Vergil Swift 
Leona Taylor 

Freddie Stafford 

Ida Tanner 
Emma Threatt 

Patricia Stowe 

Mary Tate 

Mildred Tillerscn 

Richard Toatley 

Winfred Tolliver 

Charles Trower 

Vivian Vauphan 

Joyce Vereen 

Carolyn Wallace 

Zenobia Washington 

Foster Wheeler 

Iris Williams 

Casandra Willis 

Jackie Wilson 

James Wilson 
























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Patricia Williams 
Rosa Witsell 

Madelin Wilson 
James Wright 

Nancy Wilson 
Teresa Wright 

Patricia Wilson 
Dave Young 



Junior Class Officers 

Left to Right: Evelyn Gentry, president; Patricia Patterson, assistant treasurer; 
Jimmie Bryson, parliamentarian; Terry Rankin, treasurer; Cheryl Hardy, secretary; 
Harold Parks, vice-president. 

Beverly Pines 

Miss Junior Class 


No man is an island, entire of itself; 
Every man is a piece of the continent, 

a part of the main. 
If a clod be washed away by the sea, 
Europe is the less, as well as if a 

promontory were, as well as if a manor 

of thy friend's or of thine own were. 
Any man's death diminishes me because 

I am involved in mankind, and 
Never send to know for whom the bell 


It tolls for thee. 

John Donne 

Verdell Adams 
Stephen Agyekum 
Annie Alford 
Annie Allen 
Bernice Allison 
Dianne Anthony 
Warren Armstrong 
Maurice Arnold 

Murdies Arnold 
Edwin Ayers 
Gertie Bacote 
Margaret Baker 
Calvin Banks 
James Banks 
Norah Barnes 
Sandra Bates 


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Class Of 1969 


Class Of 1969 

Vivian Belk 
Marvin Bell 
Orville Bell 
Cheryl Bembry 
Bruce Bivins 
Minnie Blackwell 
Doris Blakeney 
Carolyn Blount 

Clarence Bolton 
Joyce Bowens 
Anne Branch 
Florine Brandon 
Lillie Bristow 
William Broadaway 
Doreathea Brown 
Julie Brown 


Lettye Brown 
James Bryant 
Don Bullock 
David Burch 
Brenda Burwell 
Nanzetta Byrdsell 
Johnnie Cain 
Celia Campbell 

Arthur Canada 
Christyne Cantrell 
Trellis Carmicheal 
Saundra Carpentei 
Annette Carter 
Jacquelyn Carter 
Mary Casey 
David Cauthen 

Class Of 1969 

Class Of 1969 

Charlene Clark 
Mervin Clark 
James Clinton 
Samuel Coleridpe 
Jo Ella Cooper 
Martha Cooper 
Marion Cottmon 
Howard Counts 

Ollie Cox 
Linda Craig; 
Sandra Craine 
Barbara Crawford 
Dianne Crawfoid 
Jean Crisswell 
Joan Ci'isswell 
Etta Davidson 

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ilubert Davis 
Lionel Davis 
Sarah Davis 
Susan Davis 
Sylvia Davis 
Nevonia Dean 
Arthur Deaver 
Martha Dent 

Tommie Dewalt 
Jessie Dillard 
Oscar Dixon 
Brenda Donnell 
Sheila Dorn 
Roland Draughon 
Sharon Edwards 
Walter Edwards 

Class Of 1969 

Class Of 1969 

Carolyn EUis 
Ernestine Ellison 
Joseph Etna 
Angle Foster 
Earl Foster 
Carolyn Foye 
Doris Frazier 
Dianne Freeman 

John Funderburk 
Edwina Gadsden 
Zelma Gaines 
Carol Garrett 
Columbus Garvin 
Dorothy Gary 
Irene Gassaway 
Mary Gerald 

Eddy Gibson 
Janice Gilliam 
Jerry Glover 
Richard Glover 
Yvonne Glymph 
Algernon Goddard 
Robert Goddard 
Roslyn Goode 

Class Of 1969 

Class Of 1969 

Edward Hargrave 
Shelia Harleston 
Langston Harley 
Ray Harris 
John Harrison 
Sandra Harrison 
Elmer Hartley 
Mattie Havner 

Archie Heath 
Bettie Hill 
Bobby Hill 
Robert Hines 
Charles Hodges 
Gwendolyn Holland 
Barbara Holmes 
Freda Home 

Arthur Howard 
James Humbert 
Mary Ingram 
Burke Jackson 
Richard Jackson 
Wilson Jackson 
Henry Jenkins 
Mary Jenkins 

Elizabeth Johnson 
Joseph Johnson 
Leonard Johnson 
Raymond Johnson 
Barbara Joines 
Daphne Jones 
Ernest Jones 
George Jones 

Class Of 1969 

Class Of 1969 

Sonja Kaminin 
Jacquelyn Kanoy 
Nathel Kennedy 
Stephen Kenney 
Ralph Knotts 
James Lane 
Eva Laney 
Robert Lavender 

Marshall Lawson 
Catherine Leach 
Carolyn Ledbetter 
Loretta Lee 
Robert Leek 
Daphne Lewis 
George Lindsay 
Patrick Littlejohn 

:.voy Long 
. orrell Lounderman 
'. harles Loves 
Felmington Love 
Jerry Love 
Irene Lyons 
Sandra McBee 
Vincent McBee 

Lucille McClure 
Portia McCollum 
Robert McCollum 
Daisy McConnel 
Melvin McCullough 
Denise McDaniel 
Nancy McDonald 
Toney McDowell 

Class Of 1969 



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Class Of 1969 

Wayne McLaughlin 
John McLaurin 
Barbara Mack 
Jack Majette 
Virginia Manning 
Vince Matthews 
Frank Mattison 
Myra Maxwell 

Carolyn Mayo 
Shirley Means 
James Melvin 
John Miles 
Harry Miller 
Hattie Miller 
Mary Miller 
Mary Miller 

Rosa Mims 
William Minor 
Annie Mitchell 
Margaret Mitchell 
Willie Mitchell 
Daisy Mobley 
Gwendolyn Mock 
JoAnn Moore 

Carolyn Morgan 
Linda Morris 
Laurena Morrison 
Ermena Moses 
Georthia Moses 
Howard Mungo 
Ruth Neely 
Jacquelyn Nelson 

Class Of 1969 

Class Of 1969 

Mary A. Norman 
Eva Owen 
Carolyn Page 
Eric Page 
Annie Patterson 
Maurice Patterson 
Willie Patterson 
Howard Pearce 

Preston Pendergras 
Jacqueline Perry 
William Peterson 
John Pettice 
Joseph Pettigrew 
Marva Pickett 
Billy Pitts 
David Poignaril 

'iice Price 
iulia Prince 
Velma Pruitt 
Alexis Reese 
Derrick Reese 
Mable Reese 
Addie Rhodes 
Gloria Rhodes 

Beverly Richardson 
Joyce Robinson 
Saundra Ross 
Rosine Sanders 
James Scales 
Veronica Seabrooks 
Robert Seabrooks 
Adedra Sherard 

Class Of 1969 

Class Of 1969 

Thomas Shipp 
Linda Silver 
Malcolm Singleton 
Cynthia Sires 
Beverly Smalls 
Cynthia Smalls 
Betty Smith 
Charlene Smith 

Doris Smith 
George Smith 
John Smith 
Thomasenia Smith 
Wayne M. Smith 
Howard Spencer 
Shirley Spencer 
Kathlyne Squirewell 

Thomas Staton 
Clarence Stinson 
Hazel Sullivan 
Bertha Talley 
Ivory Tate 
Fred Tatum 
Helen Taylor 
Vannie Taylor 

Sylvia Thinna 
Ann Thomas 
Pearl Thomas 
Leroy Thompson 
Harriett Thorpe 
Carolyn Toney 
Clarence Turner 
Coleman Tyrance 

Class Of 1969 

Class Of 1969 

Samuel VanPelt 
Randolph Vereen 
David Wallace 
Vera Wallace 
Vivian Wallace 
Reginald Washington 
James Watkins 
Clifford Watterson 

Charles Ways 
Vincent Weeks 
Michael West 
Ronald Wheeler 
Elizabeth White 
Gwendolyn Wilks 
David Williams 
George Williams 


John Williams 
Robert Williams 
Wilev Williams 

Willie T. Williams 
Donnell Wilson 
Frederick Wilson 

Class of 1969 

otto Winsrate 
Jesse Wingfield 
Joann Wridht 

Harry Youncr 
Linda Y.iunir 

Sophomore Class Officers 

Left to Right: Barbara Mack, business manager; William Peterson, president; Shirley 
Means, secretary; Edward Hargrave, vice-president; Bruce Bivens, treasurijr- and 
Marian Cottmon, public relations. 

Marian Cottmon 

Miss Sophomore 









'/ Arthur Adams 

Ethel Adams 
Parks Adams 

Barbara Alexande 

Theodore Allen 
riaudette Alston 

Mozelle Alston 
Petfic Andersn 

Bettye Bailey 
Hudson Barksdale 

Henry Belton 
Joe Blackman 

Veronica Blackmon 
Stephen Bland 

Comatha Boyette 
Wallace Bradley 

Loretta Bridgrers 
Patricia Bridg'es 

Thomas Brockn 
Furman Brodie 

Nathaniel Brown 
Linda Broxton 

Dorothy Brooks 

Mary Brooks 
Donise Broup:hton 

Linda Bryant 
Henry Bullock 

Anthony Burch 
Philip Burke 

John Busby 
Dorothy Caldwell 








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anies Caldwell 

Theodosia Caldwell 
Mack Canady 

Dudley Cauthen 
Jacqueline Chapman 

Ronald Chase 
Charles Clark 

\'alerie Clark 
Harriet Clemmons 

Larry Coleman 
John Cooper 

Robert Corbett 
Virginia Cowan 

Stanley Crawford 
Dorothy Crosby 

Paul Cureton 
Curtis Wallac. 

Alma Davis 
Arthur Davis 


PetTRie Dawkins 

Richard Dawkins 

Gloria Derr 
Anna Dixon 

Forestine Dixon 
Linwood Dixon 

Andrew Dobbins 
Ann Dopgett 

Juanita Dolson 
Shirley Donaldson 

Joseph Dorsey 
Ellen Douglas 




William Dixon 

Gloria Douprlas 
Reginald Drain 





Frances Drayton 

George Drumgold 
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William Dusenburg 

Keith Dyson 
John Elliot 

Vernon Ellisi 
Eugene Ely 

James Ewers 
Meryle Farrar 

Brenda Ferguson 
Elias Ferguson 

Katie Flewellen 
John Floyd 

Marilyn Ford 
Yvonne Ford 

Clara Fortune 
Katie Fulton 

Wayne Funderburk 
Edward Furnace 

Walter Gaines 
Benjamin Galloway 





Dennis Gilliam 

Charles Glenn 
Arthur Grant 

Mercedes Grate 
Barbara Grayden 

Ella Green 
Emily Green 

Lloyd Green 
Juliam Greene 







Robert Hailey 

Bertram Hall 
Brenda Hammond 

Alan Harmon 
Deleanor Harris 

Dorothy Harris 
Herbert Harris 

James Harris 
Charlotte Harrison 

Georgre Hart 
Coi-nelia Harvey 

Verdell Hayes 
Carole Havnes 

Fred Heath 
Larry Heath 

Clarence Hicks 

Rodger Hill 

Rosalyn Hunt 
Larry Inpran 

Flora James 
Delcina Jamison 

Patricia Jamison 

Richard Ingram 

Gregory Jenkins 

Alice Issac 

Mildred Jenkins 
Paulette Jewell 

Benny Johnson 
Carolyn Johnson 

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Charles Johnson 

Constance Johnson 
James Johnson 

Raeford Johnson 
Robert Johnson 

Sallie Johnson 
VaCountess Johnson 

James Jones 

Thaddeus Jones 
David Kelly 

Monroe Kelsey 
Frederick Kennedy 

Lionel Kennedy 
Paul Kinney 

Lawrence Kittrell 
Allen Knox 

Lester Lanier 
Mary Lawrence 



Mildred Lewis 
Marion Linder 

Donald Littlejohn 
Mary Long 

Beverly Lynn 
Eloise McClarrin 

Geneva McLean 
Clara McMillan 

Olliemae Mack 

Doris McCoUum 

Deborah Marioncau 

Paula Mclntyre 

Mary Marsh 
James Martin 

Larry Martin 
Tommye Martii 




Clifton McLaughlin 







/ James Massey 

Robert Massey 
Brodie Mathis 


Alfreta Maxwell 
Thurmond Maynard 

Bessie Meeks 
Ada Miller 

Ruth Miller 
James Miott 

Barbara Mitchell 
Sandra Mitchell 

Albert Montgomery 
Brenda Moore 

Harvetta Moore 
Martha Murdock 

Margie Osbey 
Cynthia Owens 

John Parker 
Joseph Parker 

Lutrelle Parker 
Willette Pate 

Freddie Patterson 
Ralph Peace 

Andrew Perry 
Mary Perry 

Jaequelyn Philson 
Melvin Pinn, Jr. 

Linda Porter 
Lydia Porter, Jr 

Mack Posey 
Gwendolyn Powell 

Sandra Powell 
Shirley Price 

Joyce Peters 







Johnny Pridpren 

JoAnn Pugh 
Thomas Puryear 

Delano Rackard 
Lillie Randall 

Jane Reid 
Juanita Reid 

Sandra Reynolds 
Sandra Rhodes 

Carrie Richardson 
Joann Richmond 

Mary Robbins 
Jacqueline Robertson 

Charles Robinson 
Antoinette Rogers 

Larry Roseboro 


Vernon Ross 
Gordon Rowe 


Johnny Ruff 
Henry Sadler 

Arthur Samuel 
Alice Samuels 






Jacqueline Shade 

Ola Shannon 

Gerona Sanders 

Lula Shelton 

Sharon Sanders 

Pamela Shipman 

Wava Sanders 

Richertine Simmons 

Carolyn Scipio 


Florence Simpkins 



Tourgee Simpson 

Carolyn Sims 
Vivian Singleton 









HenryEtta Sitgraves 

Juanita Smalls 
Charles Smith 

Grover Smith 

Mary Smith 
Rusti Smyre 

Delmer Snead 
Sophie Snow 

Bertie Spady '^i '' 

Barbara Spaulding 

Gloria Speaks 
Beverly Steadm 

Charles Stephi 
Peggy Stevenson 

John Sturgis, Jr. 
Reid Style 

Renfrew Suber 
Dorian Suggs 

Gloria Sullivan 
Sterling Terry 



John Thompson 
Sharon Thompson 

Harold Thornton 
Gloria Tiller 

Nathaniel Tucker 
Howard Upperman 

Charles Vaughan 
Janice Vaughan 



Harold Thomasor 






Robbie Vau^han 

Antonio Vaz 

Phyllis Wadde 
Betty Walker 

DeQuilla Walker 
Gail Walker 

Oscar Walker 
Cleonia Wall 

ak M 

Elizah Washington 
Frankie Washing-ton 

Mabel Washington 
Paul Watson 

Nancy Weathers 
James Webb 

Calvine Webber 
Edward West 

Herman White 
Sandra Whittle 


Marion Wigfall 
Beula Williams 

Chrisandra Williams 
Edna Williams 

Lindsay Williams 
Robert Williams, Jr. 

Thomas Williams 
James Williamson 

Betty Withers 
Verta Witherspoon 

Brenda Wright 
Donald Wright 

Beatrice Wylie 
Juanita Yates 






Freshman Class 

Of 1966-67 

Freshman Class Officers 

Left to Right: Vernon Ross, vice-president; Phillip Davis, parliamentarian; Gloria 
Speaks, assistant-secretary; Lloyd Green, president; Rusti Smyre, secretary; not. 
pictured, Bettie Spadie, treasurer. 

Tommie Martin 

Miss Freshman 


God made my cathedral 

Under the stars; 
He gave my cathedral 

Trees for its spires; 
He hewed me an altar 

In the depth of a hill 
He gave for a hymnal 

A rock-bedded rill; 
He voiced me a sermon 

Of heavenly light 
In the beauty around me — 

The calmness of night; 
And I felt as I knelt 

On the velvet-like sod 
I had supped of the Spirit 

In the Temple of God. 

Ruth Furbee 


Dr. Rufus Patterson Perry 


Rev. Joseph A. Gaston 

Dean of Students 

Dr. Edwin Thompkins 

Dean, Theological Seminary and Professor of Historical Studies 

The Seminary stands on the frontier of another century. It will con- 
tinue to strive for excellence in life, education and character. The status 
quo is history, change itself has become the new routine, and an acceleiat- 
ed tempo of action has become the order of the day. 

The responsibility of religion in any age, the Seminary feels, is to help 
man find some solid sense of meaning, of direction, of destiny, as a human 
being. The peculiar task of the Seminary, the church, and the ministry 
is to help man find the path in the world that leads to his fulfillment as 
a child of God, however obscure, tangled, and tortured that way may be. 

('ordiallv yours. 


Edwin Thompkins 

Dr. Arthur H. Georpe. Dean Emeritus, 

Theological Seminary and Professor of Practical Theology 

Miss Odessa Roseboro 

Secretary to the Dean of 
the Theological Seminary 

Re\. John L. Pharr 

Director. Promotion and RecruitinK 


Miss Arsula B. Keid 

Theological Librarian 

Mrs. Christiana T. Sekyi 

Assistant in Librai-y 

Mrs. Joan G. Waddj 

Secretajy in Library 


Calvin A. Hood 

Associate Professor 
of Old Testament Studies 

Gerad J. Kuiper 

of New Testament Studies 


Edwin Thompkins 

Professor of Historical Studies 
Dean of Seminary 

William T. Osborne, Jr. 

Professor of Theological Studies 

Chelkuzil T. Thomas 

Professor of Philosophy, Religions 
and Christian Missions" 

Herman L. Counts, Sr. 

Professor of Christian Educati( 
and Homiletics 

Arthur H. George 

Professor of Homiletics 
and Director of Field Educatio 

Darius L. Swann 

Assistant Professor of 
Practical Theology 

VounK Ik t 



Judge R. Clark 

I^Hi../_ i 

Richard L. Dozier Rufus F. Jamerson Henrv L. Pincknev 


James L. Davis 

Joe \V. Rigsby 

Thoma'- II. I}<«>ne Howard J. Camphell I'ranklin I). CdlclouKh James K. ( ok'nian 

Not Pictured 

Not Pictured 

Joe E. Mat-kwell 

(Jeorge W. Sadler 


John E. Talford 

Not Pictured 

Not Pictured 

Shadv Clark 

James A. Dickens Willie L. Diljard Chester B. Johnston 

In Duk hanR Samuel H. Reid .Miles O. Smith Arthur K. Taylor Robert L. Wal(( 

Guest Lecturers At Theological Seminary 

Wednesday, October 26, 1966 
Dr. Douglas V. Steere 

Thomas Wistar Brown Professor Emeritus of Philosophy 
Haverford College, Haverford, Pennsylvania 

Lecture I — "Whither Southern Africa" 

10:00 A.M.— The University Church 

T,ecture II — "The Creative Encounter of the World Religions" 
2:00 P.M.— The University Chapel 

Thursday, January 12, 1967 

Dr. G. Ernest Wright 

Professor of Divinity (Old Testament) 

Harvard University Divinity School, Cambridge, Massachusetts 

Lecture I — "Archaeology, History and Theology" 

11:00 A.M.— The Worship Center, The Theological Building 

Lecture II — "A Year of Archaeology in the Not So Holy Land" 

7:30 P.M.— The Worship Center, The Theological Building 

Monday, March 6, 1967 
Dr. Edward A. Dowey, Jr. 
Professor of Christian Doctrine 
Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, New Jersey 

Lecture I — "The Confession of 1967" 

The United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. 

11 :00 A.M.— The Worship Center. The Theological Building 

Thursday, Friday, March 23-24, 1967 
Dr. Paul L. Lehman 

Auburn Professor of Systematic Theology 
Union Theological Seminary, New York, New York 


Lecture I — "The New Theology and the Old" 

7:30 P.M.— The Worship Center, The Theological Building 


Lecture II — "Jesus Christ and Theological Symbolization" 

11:00 A.M.— The Worship Center, The Theological Building 

Monday, April 3, 1967 

Dr. Peter A. Bertocci, Borden Parker Browne Professor of Philosophy 
Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 

Lecture I — "Ideal of Personality" 

11 :00 A.M.— The Worship Center, The Theological Building 

Lecture II — "Religion as Creative Insecurity" 

7:30 P.M.— The Worship Center, The Theological Building 

I V ^ ^ 

The Rev. James Allen 

Minister, Calvary Presbyterian 


Wilson, N. C. 

Dr. G. Ernest Wright 

Professor of Divinity (Old Testament) 

Harvard University Divinity School 

Cambridge, Massachusetts 

The A. O. Steele Community Leadership 
Training Class In Religious Education 

^ - 


Prof. W. E. Bluford 


Dr. A. 0. Steele (Deceased) 

The Community Leadership Training Class in Religious Education was 
organized in 1948 as a community service of the University by Dr. A. 0. 
Steele and Professor W. E. Bluford. Dr. Steele taught the class for 
eighteen years. 

Ministers, Sunday School teachers and persons interested in the study 
nf the Bible from all of the major denominations have made up the mem- 
bership of the class since its organization. Many of those in attendance 
have attributed their advancement and promotions in the various areas 
of religious education to the institution received in this class. Former 
members of the class are nationwide. 

In the early years, the members of the class, as an expression of their 
appreciation, presented Dr. Steele with some small token at the annual 
closing exercises. It soon became apparent to the members that these 
tokens were embarrassing to him, therefore the class, on his suggestion, 
began making gifts to the University. Among the gifts to the University 
is the lecturn in the Chapel and the set of maps in room 118 of the Theo- 
logical Building. Too, the class made the first contribution towards the 
purchase of a public address system for the Auditorium. 

A Birthday Cake for the Catawba Presbytery 1866-1966 Dr. J. N. Austin, Moderator 
of Catawba Presbytery, stands third from left with Rev. Hercules Wilson to his right. 

Dr. Hercules Wilson, Chairman of the Catawba Presbytery Cen- 
tennial Committee reads scripture at the University Church. 

Ganse Little, Moderator of the General Assembly-United 
Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., delivers the principal Centen- 
nial Address. 

An Assembly of the Catawba Presbyterian 
Ministers' formal celebration of the Catawba 
Presbytery Centennial 1866-1966 

A Birthday Cake for the Catawba 
Presbytery — A Candle for each of 
the 100 years 1866-1966 

President R. P. Perry extends greetings and congratu- 
latiiins to the Catawba Presbytery on its 100th birthday. 

In recent years the class has made possible the A. 0. 
Steele Prize in Religious Education of twenty-five dol- 
lars which is presented annually to the freshman mak- 
ing the highest record in Religious Education for the 
year. When Dr. Steele passed in January, 1966, the class 
voted unanimously to create a permanent fund for this 
purpose. This was done by giving to the University 
$600.00. The interest on this $600.00 will make the 
prize possible down through the years. It is an expression 
of the class' love and appreciation for Dr. Steele. 

At the beginning of the Drive to raise the $600.00, 
it was announced that the names of all class members 

and friends who contributed $10.00 or more toward the 
effort would have their names placed on a plaque. This 
plaque was presented to Johnson C. Smith University 
on May 12. 1966 as a memorial to Dr. Steele and as a 
record of the patrons of the A. 0. Steele Fund. 

In March of 1966 Reverend Raymond Worsley was 
appointed as the teacher of this class. The present offi- 
cers of the class are the Reverend R. C. Jones, presi- 
dent ; Miss Sovella McComb, secretary and Mrs. Pearl 
Ferguson, Treasurer. At present fifty-five persons, re- 
presenting every area of religious education and all 
walks of life, are enrolled in this class. 

Members of A.O. Steele Bible Class 

Rev. Robert Leake 
Mr. Lenord McKinney 
Mrs. Lillie McKinney 
Mrs. Pluma Ferguson 
Rev. B. M. McKinney 
Mr. Napoleon Brown 
Mr. W. H. Ferguson 
Mrs. Pearl Ferguson 
Rev. R. C. Jones 
Mr. Sidney Cunningham 
Mrs. Stannie Cunningham 
Mrs. Rena Blue 
Mrs. Emma Cochrane 

Mr. James Cochrane 
Mrs. Annie M. Dale 
Mrs. Ada Jenkis 
Miss Sovella McCombs 
Mr. Thomas Benton 
Mr. Albert Heath 
Mr. Marcus Kirkpatrick 
Mr. W. E. Bluford 
Mr. Hampton Belton 
Mrs. Bertha Sovell 
Mrs. M. B. McSlwain 
Mrs. Rosa Thomas 

Seminary Students 

First Row: Left to Right In Dul< Kang, Franklin Culclouch, Shady Clark. Robert 
Walton, Arthur Taylor. James Coleman and Young Ik Cho. Second Row : Left to Right 
George W. Sadler Jr.. Samuel Reid. James Dickens, Joe Rigsby. Henry L. Pinckney, 
John Talford. and Thomas Boone. 


When friends are met o'er merry cheer, 
And lovely eyes are laughing near, 
And in the goblet's bosom clear. 

The cares of day are drown'd; 
When puns are made, and bumpers quaff'd, 
And wild wit shoots his roving shaft. 
And Mirth his jovial laugh has laugh'd, 

Then is our banquet crowned. 

When glees are sung, and catches troll'd. 
And bashfulness grows bright and bold. 
And beauty is no longer cold. 

And age no longer dull ; 
When chimes are brief and cocks do crow, 
To tell us it is time to go. 
Yet how to part we do not know. 

Then is our feast at full. 

Sir Walter Scott 


One of the most vivacious and festive all-campus activities at Johnson 
C. Smith University is Homecoming. It combines tvi'o stressed currents 
in the Institution's non-academic program - the athletic and the cultural. 
Controlled pep rallies, coronation of queens, annual football classics, alumni 
and friends thronging the campus to fellowship, to reminisce on water 
that has fallen over the dam and to cheer the Golden Bulls, characterize 
Homecoming at Johnson C. Smith University. 

One predominant trait of Smithites which has stood out since 1872 
has been their inextricable affection for their Alma Mater. This attach- 
ment drew them back to the campus long before the returning became an 
organized activity. 

The activity is primarily student-alumni centered and furnishes the 
Queen City with a three-day festival of Social and Athletic activities. 

To JVIy Alma Mater 

Johnson C. Smith University 

There tow'ring lordly toward the asure sky 
Bequeathing grace upon her spreading lands, 
Compelling reverence of a mighty host. 
In dignity, our Alma Mater stands. 
Still spreading truths and pointing men to God, 
Erasing lore of ignorance and need, 
Implanting deep within her children's hearts 
Sound principles, enabling them to lead 
Their fellowmen to better ways of life. 

Conceived in visions by great men who heard 
The long unheeded need the freemen cried, 
She has withstood her trials and grown, despite 
The ebbs and flows of life's unsteady tide. 
Through long, enduring years she still has stood 
A mighty rampart, symbol of light 
Which yet shall dawn, a light of hope, 
A light of opportunity and right. 
A guiding tower, our Alma Mater stands. 

Emery L. Rann, Jr., '34 
Alumnus of the year, 1965 
by Meharry Medical College 

Queens at Halftime: (1-r, front row) Ernest Glenn. Presi- 
dent of the Student Council; Miss Shirley A. Vaughn, Miss 
JCSU of 1961; Willie A. Walker, escort to runner-up to 
"Miss Alumni", Mrs. Sallie Stevenson Durham; Zoel S. Har- 
grave, Jr., President of the Charlotte Chapter; past queens: 

Mrs. Doris H. Counts, Mrs. Lou P. Benson, Mrs. Ann W. 
Collier, Mrs. Gladyce W. Underwood, Miss Vivian Free- 
man, Mrs. Myrtle B. Crawford, Mrs. Iris Rattley and Mrs. 
Mary A. Smith, "Miss Alumni", Mrs. Pansy Durham Rob- 
erson is at the mike. 

Re-Union of Past Queens 

Thirty-two Co-eds had been crowned "Homecoming Queens" in 1961 
and a lusty effort was made to recall all past queens for reunion. Some of 
those who returned are listed below and on the next page. Picture was 
taken during half-time activities. 

L. to R.: Mrs. Mary Alice Wrii;lil .Sniith (Miss JCSU 1936); 
Miss Vivian Freeman (Mis.s JCSU K).",0); Mrs. Iris Peebles 
Rattley (Miss JCSU 1949); Mrs. Doris Henderson Counts 
(Miss JCSU 19.57); Mrs. Ann Wallace Collier (Miss JCSU 

1959); Mrs. Sallie Stevenson Durham (Miss JCSU 1<.I.''.4); 
Mrs. Myrtle Brodie Crawford (Miss JCSU 1930); Mrs. 
Gladyce Whitney Underwood (Miss JCSU 1943). 


"lVli^^ Alumni". Mis. I'ansy Durham Robertson '5S who was chosen "Miss Alumni" 
by the Charlotte Chapti-i'. ride.s in the parade. 


Parade of Queens. (1-r) Mrs. Myrtle Brodie Crawford, Mrs. Mrs. Gladyce Whitney Underwood, Mrs. Ann Wallace Collier, 

Iris Peebles Rattley and Mrs. Mary Alice Wright Smith. Mrs. Doris Henderson Counts and Mrs. Lou Ropue Benson. 

A Portion of the crowd of alumni and friends who witnessed the exciting Homecom- 
ing game between the Golden Bulls and Delaware State College in the campus stadium 
on Saturday afternoon. 

J. Arthur Twitty, president of the Class of 1948, presents 
a check of $2,000 to President Perry at halftime during the 
Homecoming game. 

Mrs. Gloria Peters Munoz presents a check of $1,000 to 
President Perry for the Living Endowment Fund on behalf 
of the New York Chapter. 


Coronation Scene: (I-r) Alice Diamond, attendant; Mrs. I. M. Parker, coordinator 
for the Coronation; Dorothy Y. Couser, attendant; Bryon Jackson, escort; Luther 
.Jones, president of the Student Council; Miss JCSU. Vivian Jones. In the background 
are Barbara Watkins and Bessie Royster, ladies-in-waiting, and escort, Hayward 

Halftime Participants (1-r): Miss Maisie Williams, hos- 
tess; Attendants to Miss Livingstone College; Miss Living- 
stone College, Miss Sarah Elizabeth Stout; Dr. S. E. Dun- 
can, President of Livingstone; President Perry; Miss Vergie 
L. Daniels, Miss JCSU; Jaronza Ellis, Student Council 
President; Miss Patricia King, attendant; Charles Dannelly, 
escort; Miss Ellen Dean Crawford, attendant; Mrs. Mary 

Pettie, attendant to Miss Charlotte Alumni; Miss Charlotte 
Alumni, Mrs. Grace M. Stevenson; Mrs. Helena T. Cunning- 
ham, attendant to Miss Charlotte; John Hairston, escort; 
Mrs. Allean Gaston, attendant; Willie Walker, escort; Mrs. 
1. M. Parker, Director of halftime activities; and Zoel Har- 
garave, pres. of Charlotte Alumni Chapter. 

HOMECOMING 1965-1966 

Miss Alumni of the Charlotte 
Chapter presents a bouquet of 
yellow "Mums" to the Home- 
coming Queen (1965), Miss 
Ida Bouler. 




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A part of the Homecoming crowd with Home- 
coming Queen centered. 


Homecoming Queen, Ida Bouler, poses with 
President of the Student Government at half- 

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JCSU Marching- Band pauses until Miss Alumni and Miss JCSU face the 
camera with trophies. 

Homecoming At Smith 

Homecoming on any campus is a heart-warming experience but on 
Smith's campus it is something very special. The re-union of age and youth 
— their greetings, their caresses, their liand-grips wiien hearts are too full 
to speak, electrify the atmosphere. 

Streamers, streamers everywhere and over head floating the Gold and 
Blue. The Blue symbolizing Piety, Sincerity, Fidelity, and Loyalty and the 
clothing of the gods, combined with Gold symbolizing Purity, Dignity, Wis- 
dom, and Glory, waft on every breeze that blows the exultation of youth 
and the sage aspirations of age. 

Years Come and Go 

Years are coming, years are going, creeds may change 

and pass away. 
But the light of love is growing stronger,surer, 

day by day. 
Be ye as the light of morning, like the beauteous 

dawn unfold. 
With your radiant lives adorning all the world 

in hues of gold. 
Selfish claims will soon no longer raise their 

harsh sounds. 
For the law of love will conquer, bursting hatred's 

narrow bounds. 
Human love will spread a glory filling men with 
gladsome mirth. 
Songs of joy proclaim the glory of a fair, 

transfigured earth. 



Her Royal Majesty, Miss JCSU. After her coronation, Miss 
Barbara Crawford surveys her court. Attendants are, Miss 
Phyllis Cureton and Miss Jeannie Frazier. Escorts, Messrs. 
Curtis Peters. James Greene, and Matthew Green. 

Hlt Hitihness. Miss Crawford, witli aUcnaant.-.. Miss Jeannie Frazier and Miss Phyl 
Cureton, during' the annual Honieconiing Parade — PHUi. 

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Miss JCSU And Attendants 

Barbara Crawford Jean Frazier 

1966-67 Phyllis Cureton 

Coronation Of 
Miss Alumni 

Miss Alumni, 1966-67, Miss Lena 
Helton accepts her crown from Mrs. 
Alice Diamond, Miss Alumni 1965-66. 

(I-r) Mrs. Gertrude Pearson, Mrs. Ernestine Frye, Mrs. Myrtle Davis, "Gene" Potts, 
Mrs. Lena Helton, Miss Alumni 1966-67, Mrs. Alice Diamond, Miss Alumni 196.5-66 
and Miss Barbara Crawford, Miss JCSU 1966. 

Miss Alumni— l!l6fi 
Miss Lena Helton 

MlSScfi. 'to, 1 1 

The 1966 HomecominK 

The Alpha Phi Alpha 
float won first prize 
which hiehlichted the 
theme, "A March to 
Progress in a Changine; 

Half-time Program 

To the left. Dr. J.S. Bray- 
boy — director of the Phy- 
sical Education Depart- 
ment. To his right is the 
eldest living coach, "Perk" 
Williams, who is being 
cited. Miss Alumni, Miss 
JCSU, the visiting queen 
and their escorts join the 
spirited crowd in singing 
the Loyalty Song. 


Principal participants in the li'tifi Home- 
coming' Half-Time activity. Betty Ruff, 
official hostess for Winston-Salem Col- 
leere queen. Visitine: T. C. queen and es- 
cort. Matthew J. Green, president of the 
Student Government. Barbara Crawford. 
Miss Johnson C. Smith, 1066-1967; 
Jeannie Frazier and Phyllis Cureton, at- 
tendants to Homecomine- Queen, are es- 
corted by Murdies R. Arnold. 



The lovely Barbara Crawford. Miss 
JCSU, poses atop the University Me- 
morial Union Building. 

Barbara gracefully climbs toward .suc- 
cess. A senior from Cowpens, South 
Carolina, she is a picture of charm and 


"A thing of beauty is a joy foi'ever", 
says Keats. The deligrhtful and poised 
Barbara Crawford symbolizes the stu- 
dent body's joy forever. 

— Every beautiful thinji- is a window 
through which we can look into an 
ever-present reality. 







Line up! 

H* ' 

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Kick off! 





speaker for the Homecoming Worship Service 

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Arthur J. H. Clement '30 

District Manager, North Carolina Mutual 

Insui'ance Company 

Philadelphia. Pennsylvania 

Mr. Arthur J. H. Clements, Jr., received the B.S. 
degree from Johnson C. Smith University. He did 
further study at South Carolina State College and 
Rutgers (New Jersey) University E.xtension School. 
He is a graduate of the Life Insurance Agency Man- 
agement School. 

Mr. Clement is the district manager of the North 
Carolina Mutual Insurance Company for the Phila- 
delphia, Pennsylvania district. He is a long time dis- 

trict manager of the North Carolina Mutual, having 
served in Savannah, Georgia, Charleston, South Caro- 
lina, Newark, New Jersey, and Los Angeles, Califor- 
nia before going to Philadelphia. 

Mr. Clement is active in civic and church activities. 
He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the 
University and is affiliated with the Philadelphia 
Alumni Chapter, Johnson C. Smith Lhiiversity and 
is a member of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

The Appreciations 

Render Pre-Homecoming Concert 

This group is composed of a group of music lovers 
who began singing for pleasure and reached near- 
national fame. They have cut two records, "Afraid 
of Love — So Close to Your Heart," and "No, No, No — 

I Can't Hide It." The members are (1-r) Oscar Melton, 
James Debeneure, Willie Harris, Lewis Dowdy, and 
Melvin Robinson (Leader). 

,«rv«-:iia 1 


— The greatest beauty is beauty of soul, 
and that beauty has to be realized in 
thought, in feeling, in behavior, and in 
every form of action. 






Montclair, New Jersey 











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Columbia, South Carolina 

Miss Ivy Leaf Club 

Barbara J. Flack 

Miss Alpha Kappa Alpha 

Patricia F. Wilson 

Miss Alpha Phi Alpha 

Joyce Bowen 

Miss Phi Beta Sigma 

Annie Callahan 

Miss Pyramid Club 

Rosalyn Goode 

Miss Delta Sigma Theta 

Lorraine Rice 

Kappa Alpha Psi Court 

Saundra Carpenter, 
Viola Myers, Barbara Crawford 

Miss Scrollers Club 

Sharon Edwards 

Miss Lampados Club 

Priscilla Dorsey 

Miss Omega Psi Phi 

Betty Lipford 

Miss Zeta Phi Beta 

Beatrice Mayfield 

Miss Archonian Club 

Carolyn Blunt 

Miss Off-Campus 


Thelma Alexander 

Miss Ira Aldridge 
Dramatics Guild 

Doris Frazier 

Miss University Choir 

Iris Gayle Williams 

Miss S.C.A. 

Candace Bynum 

Miss Liston Hall 

Carrie Smith 

Miss Smith Hall 

Rosetta Hines 



Miss Duke Hall 

Dorothy Caldwell 

Miss Carter Hall 

Brenda L. Moore 

Miss Veterans Club 

Patricia Grigg 

Miss University 

Post Office 

Joyce F. Warner 


Miss International 

Relations Club 

Barbara Hood 

Miss Berry Hall 

Gwendolyn Wilks 



Betty Ruff 

Rosa Owens 


Queen Barbara Crawford 

A Senior from Cowpens, South Carolina 

Major — Economics 

Attendants: (l-r) Jeannie Frazier and Phyllis Cureton 

May Day At Johnson C. Smith University 

This ancient spring festival, featuring the Maypole 
dance, the crowning of the May Queen, and the gathering 
of spring flowers, was loosely observed on the campus from 
1932, when women were first admitted, until 1947 when the 
Student Christian Association was organized. 

In 1947, May Day activities became a featured activity 
of the Student Christian Association and gradually became 
an annual classic. It was dear to the heart of Dr. A. O. 
Steele, organizer and advisor to the Student Christian 

A verdant arena under the blue spruce or the ancient 
oaks, provided scenic settings for this colorful pageant. The 
charm and grace of the regal procession, the pomp and 
beauty of the crowning of the May Queen are balanced by 
the skillful athletic stunts and creative dances presented for 
the pleasure of the Queen. The activity is highlighted by the 
presentation of lovely gifts befitting a queen. 

Following the formal program this all-student activity 
relaxes into a rustic celebration "on the green" with hot- 
dogs and cold drinks for all. The May Day activities are 
concluded with an "at-ease", all-student dance. 


Candace Bynum 

Candace is a junior from Greensboro, North Carolina. Her major is 
Psychology, minor. Speech. Her hobbies include tennis, reading, drama 
and swimming. 

MAY DAY 1966 

May Queen, Candace Bynum, being escorted by William deter 

Past Queens and Candace Bynum, 1966-67, await coronation ceremonies. 

Crowning- of the Mav Queen, Candace Bynum, by out-going queen. Betty 
Ruff (1965-66). Flanked bv Jean George. Mav Queen 1963-1964; and 
Barbara Crawford. 1964-65. 

Reading; Left to Right: Barbaia Ciawl'uid, Joan Morris, 
Carolyn Beasley, Jeannie Frazier, William Geter, Candace 
Bynum, May Queen; Joyce Bowen, Patricia Mitchell, Betty 

Ruff, and Jean George. Escorts. Freddie France, Clifford 
Watterson, Maynard Hawkins, Rudolph Hines and William 

May Queen accepts bouquet of flowers from out-Koing queen, Bett.v Ruff. 
Wrapping of the May Pole, a part of the May Day festivities. 


Left to Right: Jeronza Ellis, Student Body President 'liS; Rev. Eliot L. McAdams. Dr 
R. P. Perry, Dr. J. W. Smith, Trustee member; and contractor. 

On hand for groundbreaking were (l-r) : Dr. 
H. Wilson '08; Mrs. T. L. McKinnev '.'M; 
Mrs. H. C. Dugas, and Dr. J. W. Smith, Sr. 

The Completed Union Buildinjjf 


1. University Memorial Union. 

2. Participants in the dedication of the University 
Memorial Union: (1 to r) Dr. J. W. Smith, Sr"., 
secretary, Board of Trustees; Rev. D. L. Swann, 
faculty member, Theological Seminary, President 
Perry, Dr. Ramage, Dr. W. L. Moser, Secretarv- 
Treasurer, Board of Trustees, Dr. J. E. McMillan, 
retired minister; and Rev. S. L. Fulwood, Jr.! 
Pastor of Allen's Temple, Cleveland, N. C. 

3. A section of the main lounge. Most of the student 
social activities take place here. The lounge has 
a capacity of approximately .3.50 persons. 

4. The faculty loun>e located on the ground floor of 
the University Memorial Union. 

5. Stairway in lobby of front entrance of Uni- 
versity Memorial Union, leading to main 
lounge on 2nd floor. The lower stairway 
(right) leads to game-rooms, snack-bar, book- 
store and Post Office. 

6 & 7. Inside views of one of the guest rooms of 
the University Memorial Union. 

8. The staff of the University Memorial Union : 
(1-r) L. A. Warner, director; Mrs. Joan 
Graham, secretary ; Mrs. Joyce Crisp, pro- 
gram directress; and Mrs. Jean McLawhorn, 

9& 10. Scenes at the dedication reception. 

The University Memorial Union 

The University Memorial Union is one of the important facilities 
making up the physical structure of the University campus. It was 
designed and constructed to fill a need in the total education of the 
student. In education and training it is expected to represent an extension 
of the formal training and instructional program of the classroom. At 
the same time it seeks to enhance the recreational, social and cultural 
aspects of our total educational effort. 

University Memorial Union 

L. A. Warner. Director 

The Union engages in various supportive and supplementary programs 
designed to make the student more productive in the classroom, as well 
as a more effective social being. 

Our doors are open to the three major campus groups: students, faculty, 
and administration as a "campus center" in an effort to bring about a 
unified whole. 

May I extend personal congratulations to this year's graduates, also to 
the EDITOR and his Staff for this magnificent publication. 

Some key members of the Union 

Henry Pinkney 

Assistant to the Director 

Provides wholesome recreation 
and cultural experiences for the 

Mrs. Joyce Crisp 



Mrs. Evelyn Lynch Thompson 

Mrs. Thompson is Secretary to Mr. Warner, 
Director of the Union. In addition to regular 
duties, she is kept busy with the clerical 
work of the Union organizations. 

Mrs. Aurelia Law, University Bookstore 

Mrs. Law, director, takes great pride in not only keeping the store well stocked with a variety of reading 
material but also such supplies and trinkets as are desired on college campuses. 

Dining Hall Hostess 

Mrs. Margaree Watkins 

Union Hostess 

Mrs. Jean A. McLawhorn 

The University Bookstore is located on the ground floor of the Union. It is equipped with all necessary 
volumes and supplies needed for students to excel in academic endeavors. 

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student assistants: Beverly Gaines, Booker T. Wallace, Oscar Hare, and Jacqueiiin' Celtun assist patrons in 
making selections. 


Mrs. Lessie T. Deavers 
Post Mistress 

"Neither rain, sleet, nor hail can stop the 
U. S. mail." The University Post Office is 
indeed a busy substation of the United States 
postal system. In addition to the usual postal 
services, it goes a step beyond to make intra 
communication prompt and efficient. 


Campus station student staff assists with all postal services for the campus. 


Mrs. Joyce Miller 

Directress, Canteen and Snack Bar 

The Canteen, where food and fun merge, 
is under the supervision of Mrs. Joyce Miller. 
Short-orders are filled at the Snack Bar and 
enjoyed to the rhythm of the latest "sounds". 
Games and other recreational activities are 
also enjoyed in the Canteen. 

Sarah Grant, Canteen Assistant 

Pamela Shipman, Student Assistant 


Kennan Smith 

Among the many services rendered by 
the Union staff is an invaluable, small- 
job printing service. A great many small 
print jobs are handled through this 


!i,^"'vJiwi« aiiJ. 

The Game Room provides moments 
of fun and rejuvenation between ex- 
acting academic chores. 

William Harmon 

Game Room Director 


One of the most busy and enjoyable 
centers on the campus is the spacious 
and attractive refectory. Mr. Kenneth R. 
Davis directs the A.R.A. (Slater) Food 
Services and among his helpers are: Mrs. 
Cora Huey, Supervisor of Food Prepara- 
tion ; Mrs. Nora Hogans, Cashier; and 
Mr. Hubert Brice, Chef. Mrs. Margaree 
Watkins is Dining Room Hostess. 

Mr. Kenneth R. Davis, Manager 

Hubert Brice, Chef 
and Assistant Manager 

Mrs. Cora Huey, Supervisor 


mi: ¥\ 

Mr. K. R. Davis checks over the day's menu 
with f'hef Hubert Brice. 

Mrs. Nora Hogans, Cashier 


Members of the Food Service Staff 

Arthur Polk, First Cook 




Seated, Left to Right: Kennan Smith, Jeannie Frazier, Rev. Calvin A. Hood, chairman; and Miss Shirley Powell. Standing, Left 
to Right: J. A. Twitty, Matthew Green, Jr., Henry L. Pinckney, and Kenneth R. Davis. 

Under the competent leadership of Mr. Warner, the Union Staff is 
adequately organized to provide a variety of cultural and recreational 

The Governing Board, composed of both faculty and student member.s, 
plans and regulates the operational machinery of the Union. 


Marsha Listen, Chairman 

Among the subsidiary groups organized for specific 
functions is the Cultural Affairs Committee. A sub- 
division of this committee is the Art Committee 
which has as its objective to stimulate an interest 
in, and appreciation for the aesthetic. 

The committee attempts to achieve its objective 
through art exhibits, demonstration lectures, and 
other artistic audiovisual aids. 


Marsha Liston, Chairman 

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Evelyn Gentry, Chairman 

This committee plans and 
directs social functions to be 
staged in the Union. Among 
its functions is the planning 
of the all-student activities. 
Specifically, the fall and 
spring "Blue and Gold For- 
mal" makes strenuous de- 
mands on the ingenuity and 
creativity of this committee 


Joyce Peters, Chairman 

Art as expressed by the dance 
is the specific interest of this 
group. Creative dancing is their 
specialty but they are also gifted 
in the dance as performed on the 
modern ballroom floor. 


Many valuable mo- 
ments of entertainment 
have been provided 
through the efforts of 
this committee. Both 
recreational and educa- 
tional films have been 
presented by this dis- 
cerning group. 

Kennan Smith, Chairman 


Theodore Holland. Chairman 

The campus is kept 
alerted on Union activi- 
ties through the Pub- 
licity and Public Rela- 
tions Committee. This 
is done to a large extent 
through the "SUB" re- 
lease — the official 
voice of the committee. 


Kennan Smith 


As a valuable arm of the Governing Board and clean concept. It also urges the need for 
of the Union, this committee keeps constantly acceptable use of the Union facihties. 
before the students "the building beautiful" 


Albert Jordan, chairman 

Catering to the recreational 
activities revolving around the 

Union, this committee serves 
to enhance the growth of the 
well-rounded student. It pro- 
vides opportunities for pleas- 
ant experiences in table ten- 
nis, pool, chess, and outdoor 


^atricia Patterson 


Serving to provide a 
pleasant atmosphere in the 
Union, the Music Commit- 
tee approves the music 
that flows throughout the 

Halloween Dance 

The Halloween Dance is the gro- 
tesque version of the Masquerade 
Ball. Much fun is had by all in pre- 
tense and make-believe. 


"The Blue and Gold Formals", staged 
twice annually in the spring and in the 
fall, are by far the most glamorous all- 
student dances on the campus. For this, 
everything must be acceptable to the best 
taste in polite society. 

Santa Claus also takes part. 

Couples dance to the soft 
notes of Johnny Holloway and 
the Hi-Tones. 

"May we have some more punch, 


The Affectionate Ball of the Year 

Queen Devemire Nivens and King Robert Leek 


During the pioneer years of the Institution, the urgency for immediate 
relief from despair and the maturity of the students motivated a serious 
approach to the training program and made negligible the provisions for 
the "frills" and "fads" of the training program. As the years passed, how- 
ever, the tension became less rigid, the student body younger, and the yen 
for recreational activities increased. 

Many of the organizations which began operation during the formative 
years were largely out-growths of the academic program. There were four 
flourishing literary societies: The Mattoon, the Clarisophic, the Johnson, 
and the Douglass. There were also three reading circles: The Non Forma, 
the Literary Research, and the Olympian. The Smith Debating Club and 
the Christian Leadership Preparatory Club came later. 

"March X" was one of the earliest of student functions. It combined 
music, art, literature, oratory, and social festivities. This activity was truly 
a rare exhibition of culture, charm, fine literary tastes and the superlative 
in social graces. 


The Installment of the first Student Government at Johnson C. Smith 
University was effected in the fall of 1944 by the Executive Vice Presi- 
dent, Dr. Hardy Listen. The following are charter members of the govern- 
ment; William Davis, President; Henry H. Holden, Vice President; Winona 
Lee, Secretary; James W. Smith, Assistant Secretary; Joseph Maxwell. 
Treasurer ; Darius L. Swann, Chaplian ; Gladys Coles, AUestine D. Sparks, 
John McHugh, Raymond Mitchell, William Bowers, Margaret Keller, and 
Eva Green. AUestine D. Sparks became the second president and the first 
woman in that executive role in 1945-1946. 

Presidential Assistants: 

William Gaither 
Tyler C. Milner 
Johnny James 
Michele Hutchison 
Carrie Smith 
Barbara A. Macli 

The Current Officers are: 

Matthews J. Green, Jr President 

James L. Green Vice President 

Yvonne Beasley Recording Secretary 

Lionel D. Davis Treasurer 

Vincent Weel<s Parliamentarian 

Bessie Meeks Corresponding Secretary 

Juanita Dolson Office Clerk. N.S.A. Coordinator 

First Co-ed President 

AUestine I). Sparks, '46, Hartford, Connecticut 
President^ of the Student Government for the school year 



JKaiuiew ^J. ^reen 
J resiJen/ 

The Student Government is dependent upon the effectiveness of its participation in the attainment of the 
goals of the Institution. The Student Government includes in its program a wide variety of concerns touch- 
ing upon all areas which affect the college community. The extent to which the individual Student Govern- 
ment devotes its time to any particular area of interest depends on the needs of the campus but the Student 
Government is constantly aware of the full scale of campus community life and devotes itself to participa- 
tion in the decisions made at every level, subject to the limitations of time and personnel available, and 
within its constitutional jurisdiction. 


,~/ames L.. ^reen 
iJice- J''resiaen t 

James L. Gi'een, familiarly kmiwii to his peers on 
the gridiron as "Bull Green" is Vice President of the 
Student Government. His energy as a "Golden Bull" 
is transferred from the Bull Pen to the machinery of 

the student orKanizations with which he affiliates. 
Especi;dly is this true with the Student Government. 
No one will forget that "Bull" has been around here. 

Sinsianaiion of ^iuden/ S^ooerninen/ (jfficers 

Dr. Jack S. Rrayboy administers oath to Student Government Representatives 

President of Student Government Dr. Brayboy administers oath to Vice President of Student Gov- 
delivers "inauKural" speech. Student Government Vice Presi- ernment delivers speech. 


President Matthew .1 Green, Jr.. and members of Student Government, 1966-1967. 

State Student Legi-slative Representative.s for 19G6-1967. 

Presidential Assistants 

These individuals assist the 
Student Body President in 
carrying out policies of the 
Student Government. 

Judiciary Committee 

The Judiciary Committee 
of the Student Government 
was established to adjudicate 
conflicts between students 
and organizations. 

Off-Campus Affairs 

The Off-Campus Affairs 
Committee is designed to 
bridge the gap between cam- 
pus and non-campus students. 
This committee functions to 
assist the problems of off- 
campus students and is also 
designed to establish rapport 
between these students and 
the administration. 


William Gait her. President 

In 1947, the Y.M.C.A., the Religious Education 
Club, and the Young Women's Missionary Society 
were merged into one ail-student volunteer religious 
organization and was called the Student Christian 
Association, under the guidance of Dr. A. O. Steele. 
The consolidated organization functions in the in- 
Current officers of the SCA are: 

William Gaither President 

Tyler Milner First Vice-President 

Alice Price Second Vice-President and Treasurer 

terest of the total religious life and activities for all 
students, including those of the Seminary and Reli- 
gious Education majors. It also includes the work of 
the Student Volunteer Movement and is under the 
direction of the Religious Education Department. 

Bobby Howard Recording Secretary 

Carole Coles Assistant Recording Secretary 

Carolyn Bridges Corresponding Secretary 

Rev. Raymond Worsley Advisor 

Illllllll ' 


President William Gaither 
speaks to Student Body after 
Installation Ceremony. 

Student Christian Associa- 
tion President, William 
Gaither, and members during 
Chapel program. 

President of SCA with 
members and Rev. C. A. Hood, 
Dean of Chapel. 


The University Stodc 

Curtis O'Neal retfi^. Kditor-in-Chief 


Trying to emulate the New York Times' 
policy of "All the News Fit to Print" has been 
the aim of this year's University Student. 

Under the capable guidance of adviser, L. M. 
Wright, Jr., The University Student has gained 
( considerable prestige this centennial year. 

lomecoming — Fun JCSU Style 


^fck Smith T.itfhK HicJ dinrllr^ 


Smith Begins Its 99th Session 

V£ Union Plans ^^^<W^ 
^M To Entertain f ^ 

Dr. Perr>-: 





\''ietnam: G^ 
Out, Stay Inl 

ll.i«k And Dovi- \ ii-ws 

iHiOrv KSc StuiU-nls .\in 

'Education Breaks Social Barriers' i"-'; ; 


THE ^^''^^^-^rz "zz:.: 


Fourteen Chosen 
For Who's Who 



Curtis 0. Peters, Editor, talks with L. M. Wright, Jr., adviser, concerning 
next issue. 

University Student Staff 

[Jresninan Jxeceph'on Cjo/nini7/ee 

Co-Chairman James F. Wright and William Harmon 

Schedule of Freshman Week Activities 
Tuesday, September 6, 1966 

Boarding Students Report for Housing Roll of 
Freshmen-General Orientation Campus Tour 

Wednesday, September 7, 1966 

Placement Tests 

Thursday, September 8, 1966 
Freshman-Faculty Fellowship Hour 

Friday, September 9, 1966 
Freshman Banquet 

Saturday, September 10, 1966 
Fashion Show and Campus Cues 

Sunday, September 11, 1966 
Sunday Morning Devotions 

Monday, September 12, 1966 

Friday, September 16. 1966 
Freshman Talent Show 

Co-Chairman .James Wright instructs new students about 
their Academic schedule. 

J^lia/i/iohis of Jresnnian (Jrien/ah'on QJeeAs 

Cjouncif of ^^// Campus Women 

Mrs. Eula Chandler, President; Jacqueline Belton, Vice President; Francis, 
Secretary ; Martina Dixon, Treasurer. 

The Off Campus Women orjianization is an organ- 
ization of young women who reside in the city of 
Charlotte and neighboring areas. Its primary purpose 
is to set up a delegation of young women representing 

the organization to the various affairs of the Institu- 
tion, and to give these young women a closer contact 
with the entire student body. 

J Jannino Cjoni/ni//ee /or ^en/n 

Annual c2/< 

omen 'j 




mm. ^Ai 

Seated, left to riRht: Katie Fulton, Carolyn Scipio, Martina 
Dixon, Rosalyn Goode, Joyce Vereen, Julie Brown, Saundra 
Ross, Mrs. 0. H. Davis. Standing, left to right: Tommye Mar- 
tin, Alice Samuels, Linda Broxton, Joyce Bowen, Barbara 

Crawford. Shirley Means, Cornelia Harvey, Robbie Vaughan, 
Denise McDaniels, Devenure Nivens, Paula Mclntyre, Eula 

Johnson C. Smith Women Spotlight Alumnae, in Tenth Annual Program 

February 27-March 4, 1967, the .voung women of 
Johnson C. Smith University sponsored their tenth 
annual program with the spotlight on the University 
women. For this centennial year, the chosen theme 

Two prominent alumnae were consultants during 
the week. Dr. Carol DeLoatch Witherspoon, class of 
1956, Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology at Tem- 
ple University School of Medicine and a member of 
the Staff of the Temple University Hospital addressed 
the student assembly on March 1. 

On Friday, March 3, the Assembly speaker was an- 
other prominent alumna, Mrs. Winona Lee Fletcher, 
class of 1947, Associate Professor and Director of the 
Little Theater at Kentucky State College. 

Other features of the week's program was a Charm 
Clinic, February 28, by Mrs. DeVera Edwards, Trade 
Relations Coordinator for Artra Cosmetics. 

A panel discussion on PRESENT CHALLENGES 
FOR THE EDUCATED WOMAN during the Assem- 
bly on February 27, featured the following as dis- 
cussants: Misses Julie Brown, Denise McDaniel, 
Tommye Martin, Devenure Nivens, and Mrs. Lorraine 

/Bis ion Ji^a/f J^ouse Gouncif 

The Women of Listen Hall seek to make their liv- 
ing experience a happy, successful, and educational 
one through the use of an organization known as the 
Liston Hall House Council. The main function of the 
Council is to be responsible for planning cultural and 
social activities, such as fireside chats, parties, and 
teas within the Residence Hall. 

This organization also interprets -and influences the 
enforcement of regulations that will promote all 
phases of dormitory life in order to enrich student 

Liston Hall House Council Officers 1966-1967 

Doris Flythe President 

Barbara Dawson Vice President and Chairman of Program Committee 

Rosetta Hines Secretary 

Denise McDaniel Assistant Secretary and Chairman of Social Committee 

Cheryl Hardy Treasurer 

Barbara Flack Parliamentarian and Chairman of Nominating Committee 

Advisor Mrs. O. W. Counts 

^uAe Jrfa/f J^ouse Gouncil 

Left to Richt: 

Max in 

. B,.wi. 

1. Bren.ia Ha 

Speaks, Clori 

» Tillf 

. Den 

se McDaniel 


nonil, Doris McCollum, Kathy Wall, Gloria 
iosalyn Goode, Julia Prince, and Patsy 

Seated, left to right: Maxinc Bowen, 
president; Brenda Hammond, vice-presi- 
dent; Doris McCollum. seci-etary. Stand- 
ing, left to right: Mozelle Alston, Theo- 
doshia Caldwell, Paula Mclntyre, and 
Kathy Wall. 

GaHer ^10// (L)ouncn 

Head Counselor, James Stanley, 

Gorier Jia/I 

Anthony Burch, President 

Smii£ J{aff Gounci/ 

Matthew J. Green, Jr., William Geter, Larry Hunt, Nathaniel Baccus. John Hawkins, Robert Coffey, and 

Maynard Hawkins. 


iJjerru Jia/j vjouncil 

Joe Johnson, President 
William King. Head Counselor 

Harry Miller, Wilson Jackson, William KinR, and Vincent McBee 

Jne 'Jra yiioridqe Dramaiic ^ui'/o 

BOTTOM ROW; Left to Right: Theodore Holland, Carolyn 
Ledbetter. Ann Sturdivant, Murdles Arnold. Susan Davis, Linda 
Young, Melvin McCullough. TOP ROW, Left to Right: Howard 

Mungo, Juanita Yates, Robert Goddard, Ronald Gray, Doris 
Frazier, Sylvia Kornegay, Richard Toatley, and Dwain Irvin. 

In October of 1930, the class in English 334, under 
Professor Timothy C. Myers, organized among them- 
selves a dramatic group known as "The Little Theatre 

Later lliis group wa.s reorganized under the guid- 

ance of Professor Arthur Clifton Lamb and re-named 
"The Ira Aldridge Dramatic Guild." Professor Lamb 
wrote most of his plays, directed and often played a 
leading role in the productions. This group has had 
a long and succes.sful career on the campus. 

Current Officers 

Melvin McCullough President 

Frances Lewis Vice President 

Doris Frazier Secretary 

Orville Bell Treasurer 

^I's^oru (^)Iu6 

President Andrea Bates 

Vice-President Franklin Stafford 

The History Club is composed of Majors 
and Minors in the Department. In addi- 
tion to the specific subject matter inter- 
ests, they explore job opportunities, his- 
tory in the making, and what the present 
foreshadows for the future. 

Dr. Stephen Klepka is the advisor. 

J si/cno/oQt/ (^>/u6 



The Psychology Club 

Like the other clubs closely related to 
the disciplines of various subject matter 
areas, the Psychology Club is greatly 
concerned with intellectual currents and 
trends in the areas of psychology and 

Mr. George F. Boyd is advisor to this 

President Candace Bynum 

Vice President Annie Randolph 

Secretary Claudia Nichols 

Assistant Secretary Barbara Hood 

Treasurer Harold Parks 

Adviser Mr. George F. Boyd 

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S7n/erna/iona/ !j?e/a/ions G/u6 

Kennan Smith — President 

C. D. Rippy — Advisor 

The International Relations Club 

This club has a very rich and far-reaching proRram. the campus but also reaches out to local and national 

It not only attempts to keep alive the spirit of unity organizations and conferences that are concerned 

and understandinR among various ethnic groups on with the spirit of good will among men. 

Jlien^s (benaie 

The Men's Senate is composed 
of young men, representing the 
freshman, sophomore, junior and 
senior classes of the university. 
The purpose of such a senate is 
to coordinate programs for the 
campus, as well as the off-campus 

This group introduced itself for 
the first time when it proved it 
could "sure make a good cup of 
coffee", in December of 1966. Thus, 
through the use of a "Coffee Hour" 
the senate sent Christmas greet- 
ings to the Smith family. 

On January 26, 1967," a Men's 
Retreat was held in the main 
lounge of the Student Union build- 
ing. With Mrs. Neai as the key- 
note speaker, instructors and stu- 
dents involved in group discus- 
sions, and President Perry as the 
after dinner speaker. The follow- 
ing aims were accomplished : 

To develop as educational 
atmosphere ; 

To develop a better relationship 
between the students and 
faculty ; 


To make the student aware of 
his personal responsibilities. 

Since most colleges have senates, 
it is the future goal of this senate 
to develop relations with other 

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Mathematics Club 

This club has a full slate 
trying to keep abreast with 
the rapid movements in 
this area of science. 

The advisor keeps be- 
fore them the open door 
to fertile fields of services 
to be filled in this disci- 

Mr. Boyd J. Gatheright 
is the knowledgeable ad- 
visor to the club. 

Physical Education Club 

The Physical Education 
Club is not only interested 
in physical fitness, mental 
hygiene, but also the body 
beautiful. It mixes sincer- 
ity of purpose and pleasant 
experiences gracefully as 
it follows a full daily rou- 
tine. Coach Charles Cox is 
advisor to this club. 

lusical Cjoaca/ion Cj/u6 


Vice President 

. Karlyn Foster 
Beatrice Flythe 

Secretary Vivian VauKhan 

UracA QjJi 

The Track Club 

Under the enthusiastic 
leadership of President 
Bobby Leek, this club nur- 
tures the spirit to excel in 
the skills of this sport. 

The Club has grown in 
popularity on the campus 
and is one of the most ac- 
tive among the athletic 

Coach Kenny Powell is 
the efficient and enthusi- 
astic advisor of this club. 

Qdnioersi/ty Cjnurcn ^Usners 

Left to right 

Veronica Seabroolcs, 
Sheila Dorn, Vivian Belk, 
Sandrea Bates, Eva 
Owens, Bertha Talley, 
and Andrea Bates. 



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"THE WORLD OF TEA" sponsored by the Council of Off-Campus 
Women. President Eula Chandler offers a cup of tea for adviser, Mrs. 
0. H. Davis. 

Off-Campus Women group at their "World of Tea" in the lounge of 
Li.ston Hall. 

French Club: Rochelle Jones, President. Mrs. E. Adam, Advisr 

Chemistry Club 

William King, President; 
Dr. U. S. Brooks, Ad- 

G£risimas Uesper (beruice 

The Christmas Vesper Service 

This Christmas activity has long been 
accepted as one of the annual activities 
never to be missed. Its appeal is not 
limited to the campus but has a loyal com- 
munity audience which increases annually. 

Under the artful direction of Professor 
C. W. Kemp, director, this service creates 
the desired Christmas spirit to carry 
through the entire season. 

The famous choir relaxes for re- 
freshments following the annual 

^c/ One 



Act One is a club or- 
ganized to stimulate 
interest in creative ex- 

It cuts across all 
subject matter lines 
and encourages crea- 
tivity in all areas. 

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This Club publishes 
two releases annuall.v 
to publicize the local 
creative talent. 

i)/xi/n JKajor 



Director Marvin W. Davenport is 
to be highly congratulated upon the 
unusual success which he has achiev- 
ed with this phase of his band activi- 
ties. Not only has he witnessed mar- 
velous success with the marching 
band but also with this group which 
adds great entertainment through 
their showmanship. 

^Perform a/ Jia/fiime 

The "Nifty Fifty", title of endear- 
ment given to the Smith Marching Band, 
entertains the .spectators with unusual 
formations and exceptional skills as they 
wait for the second half of the football 
game to begin. 

Sharon Foreman 

Lucy Dupee 





.luanita Dolson 

s ■- 

Veronica Dave 




Willette Pate 




Mattie Havner 




Marjorie Coakley 

Don't send my son to W. S. State 
I'd rather see him dead 
Don't send my son to A & T 
He has a mind to be fed 
Don't send my son to N. C. C. 
They're yellow I've been told 
Just send my son to J. C. Smith 
To fijjht for the Blue and Gold. 

Joreion (b/uc/en/s ^/ ^nii/n 

standing — right end. Reverend Darius Leander 
Swann. '45, '48, Missionary, under auspices of the 
United Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., both Japan and 
India, Assistant Professor of Practical Theology. 

Seated — right end, Ur. Huai C. Sun, Japan, Profes- 
sor of Education. Seated — left end, Mr. Pravat K. 

Choudhury, Instructor of Economics. 

Among the several foreign ele- 
ments represented in the student 
body are: Israel, Korea, Africa, In- 
dia, Japan, South America. When 
all the ethnic groups merge on the 
campus, it is indeed a "melting pot." 

In Duk Kang, Samuel Coleridge, Young Ik Cho 


Samuel Coleridge, British Guiana, South America 


Joseph Etau, Gameroun, West Africa 

Sami Mansour. Israel 
Stephen Agyekum, Ghana, West Africa 

D-orei^n S/uc/en/s GArisimas T^arh/ 

Foreign Students' Christinas 

Enjoying the social festivities 
of Christmas, . a la American 
style, is indeed a gala occasion. 

Memories are recalled of ac- 
tivities at this season as they 
are observed in their native 
lands. They are soon forgotten, 
however, in the rush and gaiety 
of the American way. 

Foreign Contacts 

Exchange Program 

In the rivalry of nations ; in this contest to win the 
respect and esteem of the undeveloped regions be- 
yond, America has devised plans for lending a help- 
ing hand "across the pond." 

In this mad contest for the affections and confi- 
dences of the regions beyond, American activities in- 
volve missionary and military operations, the Peace 
Corps, Operation Crossroads Africa, Foreign Study 
Exchanges, Erection and Execution of Educational 
Institutions, lenient Foreign Trade and Gift Policies, 
and many others designed to impress these regions 
with the beneficent virtues of Christian Democracy. 
Many Smith students and alumni have become con- 
scientiously engaged in these activities of America's 
Outreach Policy. 

In addition to student activities, told in pictures 
and narrative on these pages, the following alumni 
might be mentioned as representative of alumni for- 

eign activity: 
Dr. James Egert Allen — India and Italy 
Attorney Edward Dudley — Ambassador to Liberia 
Dr. Caesar R. Blake — To study and write — Italy 
and England 
Dr. Ernest C. Grigg, Jr. — Cameroon and Yaounde 
Rev. Bryant George — Japan : Industrial Evange- 

Dr. Matthew J. Whitehead — Teacher Education 
in Nigeria 

Rev. and Mrs. D. L. Swann — Missions in India 
There are, at present, more than a dozen Smith 
students abroad with the Peace Corps and others 
studying in prestige colleges and universities. As 
many or more alumni are spreading good will and 
studying the cultures of other nations with a view 
of getting to know each other better. 


June. 1965 

Miss Barbara Ferguson '63 is interviewed 
by the editor of the government newspaper, 
Omukulembeze, while vacationing in Uganda. 
Her vacation also took her to Nigeria, where 
she visited the sister of Simon Jiboku '63 
who is attending the University of Ife in 
Ibadan. Miss Ferguson has been a member 
of the Peace Corps in Liberia for two years. 
She is presently teaching Junior High School 
English, Literature, and composition in Mon- 
rovia, Liberia. 

February, 1962 

Miss Ophelia DeLaine '57 is greeted by 
President Kennedy prior to her departure for 
Ghana, where she is serving with the Peace 
Corps. The Ridgewood, New York biology 
teacher has been assigned to the Opuku Ware 
Secondary School, Kumasi, Ghana. 

Dr. James H. Robinson, Founder and Direc- 
tor of Operation Crossroads Africa, poses with 
students on the campus following his address 
in the University Church on Sunday, Septem- 
ber 30. Dr. Robinson made an appeal for more 
students to go to Africa to enrich their own 
lives as well as lend assistance to the Africans. 
With Dr. Robinson are: Sandra Douglas, a 
senior from Fayetteville, N. C. (r) ; and Mr. 
and Mrs. Simon 0. Jiboku. Mrs. Jiboku is a 
Freshman and Mr. Jiboku a senior. 

February, 1962 

Samuel Odubiyi (center) and Bababunmi 
Rotimi (left), lectures in the Government 
Teachers College of the Ministry of Education, 
Ibadan, Nigeria, are shown here with Presi- 
dent Perry. Mr. Odubiyi, a graduate of London 
LIniversity, England, and Mr. Rotimi, a gradu- 
ate of Syracuse University and London Uni- 
versity, P'ngland, participated in the Audio- 
\'isua! Aids Workshop on the campus from 
June 25 to July 16. 


David Crawford '63 

David Crawford, a 1963 honor 
graduate of the University, was 
awarded a Cham Gordon Fellow- 
ship to study pure mathematics 
at the University of Liverpool, 
England, for one year. Mr. Craw- 
ford was recommended for the 
fellowship by the Charlotte 
Rotary Club. 

Janice Tate 

Miss Janice Marie Tate studied 
in the School of Music of Silliman 
University, Dumaguete, Philip- 
pines on the Negros Island. 

Sadie M. Clark 

Miss Sadie M. Clark was ad- 
mitted to the Beirut College for 
Women in Beirut, Lebannon. She 
continued in her major courses, 
French and English. 

"Africa is the continent dormant, in the minds of 
many people, but really it is a lighted stick of dyna- 
mite, ready to explode and shock many of us. 

Operation Crossroads Africa is an organization 
founded by a Negro Presbyterian minister, Dr. James 
H. Robinson. Started in 1956, its purpose is to intro- 
duce young Americans to Africa and her people. This 
past summer. Crossroads Africa made its seventh 
expedition to Africa, and I am pleased to have been 
one of the 300 participants ..." 

Orville Bell '69 

Orville Bell 


America's bigyrest business. Education, has taken 
long strides ahead in bridging the gulf which makes 
strangers of segments of the American citizenry. 
Nurturing the concept that interested persons who 
study and fellowship together tend to realize that 
basic human yens are universal, schools of higher 
learning have sanctioned the exchange policy — 
exchange of faculty and students — exchange of 
educative experiences and facilities. 

Many of these exchange experiences have engen- 
dered an awakening to the fact that people are 
more similar than dissimilar — that all are seeking 
security and happiness ; that all desire a sense of 
belonging and opportunity for self-realization and 

This awakening, alone, is ample justification for 
the exchange policy. Johnson C. Smith University 
supports the policy and considers the gains derived 
as enrichments of its program of expansion. 

In the meantime, young women were enroute to 

Charlotte. They were greeted by the President of 

the University, and the secretary to the Director of 
Public Relations. 

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Johnson C. Smith University co-eds board the 
Eastern Airline jet en route to Beaver College, Jenkin- 
town, Pennsylvania. Here they attended classes in 
the same manner as their counterparts who took 
their places at dear "ole" JCSU for one week. 

Exchange students were given a glimpse of what 
the new libi-ary will look like after completion. 


JCSU students and their Bea- 
ver College room-mates as shown 
in the lounge of Liston Hall. 

Smith students who spent one 
week at the University of Dubu- 
que. They are (1-r) : Misses Carol 
Coles, Dorothy Beard, Alice Fer- 
gus, Shirley Mills and Rose Mary 
Gaines. Back row (l-r) : Barron 
Stroud, Ernest Glenn, Henry 
Eiland, James Green, Frank Col- 
clough, Cecil Arnold, Laben La- 
than, and Boisey 0. Barnes. 

President Perry greets Mr. 
Owen Evans and Exchange stu- 
dents from the University of Du- 
buque. Students are (l-r): Wil- 
liam Blum, William Svrluga, 
James Beatty, John Beran, Donald 
Cooper, Harold Knutsen, Ruth 
Cunningham, Howard Norris, Jo 
Ann Clark, Linda Harken, Nancy 
Wilson, Sharon Roderick and Dan 

Dubuque junior, William Blum 
(second from right) is at home 
in chemistry class. Smith stu- 
dents are (l-r): Betty Hinnant, 
Rosalind Riddick, Nettie Steven- 
son and Matthew L. Green. 





With the primary objectives of broadening per- 1966. They came from Hastings College, a four year, 

spective and gaining understanding through direct co-educational, Presbyterian-affiliated liberal arts 

personal relationship, four students from Nebraska school in the Midwest. 
were enrolled at Smith for the spring semester of 

F'hil Larson 

Ed Uehling 

Sharlene Voogd 




Honor Societies 

Jionor r^oc/e/ies 

On March 11, 1931. the Alpha Kap- 
pa Sigma Chapter of Alpha Kappa 
Mu Honor Society was installed on 
the campus. All students, regardless 
of subject matter areas, who attain 
high scholarship recognition and ade- 
quate recommendation are eligible 
for membership. The Beta Kappa Chi 
Honor Society was also established in 
1931 for students majoring in .science 
and attaining high scholarship recog- 

The Honors Convocation was es- 
tablished in the Spring of 1935 to 
afford honor students the opportuni- 
ty of hearing and exchanging worthy 
ideas with learned scholars. All honor 
groups were under the guidance of 
the Academic Dean, T. E. McKinney 
until 1963. 

Srnf Fron,''rLl-^n''^%?''Pr ^!,^T. ^'l?P*^^ "^ *^^ Alpha Mu Honor 
oociety. (l-r,!^ rout row): Doroth.v Beard, Ida Kearns. Ellen Glenn Dorothv 
Cowser and WilI.e Mae Howze. Back row, 1-r: Shirley Wilson Tune Smith 
Lenorora McLaughlon and William Flythe ' ^"'"^''' 

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.Sipma Rho 
Adams, Elli 
Back row, 1- 
and Charles 

Sigma members and new inductees are (I-r) : Tyson Pasour Richard 
I Mae Hatchette, Bertha Baker, Dorothy Cowser, and San^i^l Green 
Truner' ^ William Wilson, III, Richard Reeves,' 

Dr. Caesar R. Blake '45, delivered 
the address at the Annual Honors Day 
Program on May 7. 

He used as a subject "Success: A 
Gentle Quibble." 

Dr. Blake is Professor, Department 
of English Language and Literature 
at the University of Toronto, Toronto, 

Dr. Blake served as Professor of 
English at Smith before going to the 
University of Michigan and then on 
to Toronto. 

!7^e/a DCappa XI Jfonor Soc/e/y Afp/ia Jl appa JlTu Jionor Society 

Ronald K. Gray . . 
W. Conley Johnson 
Vernie Johnson 

President Betty Lipf ord President 

. Vice President Waltina Young Secretary 

Secretary Ann R. Foxx Treasurer 

membera chat 
dining hall. 

No desert today. Girls! 

Kappa Alpha Psi . . 

Omega Psi Phi 

Alpha Kappa Alpha 
Delta Sigma Theta . 
Alpha Phi Alpha . . . 

Zeta Phi Beta 

Phi Beta Sigma . . . 



Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift 

Nothing but the highest 

Intelligence is the touch of wisdom 

First of nf all, servants of all, we shall transcend all 

Service, Sisterhood, and Scholarship 

Culture for Service : Service for Humanity 

During the twenties, organizations which were 
strictly social in purpose made their advent on the 
campus. These organizations offered an outlet for 
the human yen for compatible companionship and 
showmanship in closely knit brotherhood groups. 

Four fraternities first made their appearance in 

the following order: Omega Psi Phi, Alpha Phi Alpha, 
Kappa Alpha Psi, and Phi Beta Sigma. 

After the Institution became coeducational sorori- 
ties made their advent in the following order: Delta 
Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Zeta Phi Beta, and 
Sigma Gamma Rho. 

J an Jie/Ienic Cjouncn 

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There is very little of the idealistic that can be 
realized individually. Man has recognized this law of 
living and turns to the group in his seekings for aid 
to perpetuate, to uphold and to honor a personal ideal 
or a group of ideals. It is this group aid that the fra- 
ternal group strives to render. 

To this end the Pan-Hellenic Council was organized 
on the campus in 1929. It has since its incipiency 
endeavored to carry out its purposes and has been a 
constructive force in regulating fraternal activities 
for the best interest of all concerned specifically to 
make for better scholarship and campus living. 

Pan-Hellenic Council 1966-1967 Officers 

Gloria Nolley President Melvin Peed Treasurer 

William Person Vice President Ronald Lewis Program Committee Chairman 

Arlena Huntley Secretary (Recording) Charles Trower Program Committee Co-Chairman 

Barbara McGee. . Corresponding Secretary 


The Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was the first 
Greek letter organization of national standing to be 
established on the campus. On November 7. 1921, Rho 

Chapter was established and began a career on the 
campus which has been most rewarding to many 
loyal Smithites. 

Officers of OmeRa Psi \'\\i 

Aaron Reynolds Basileus 

W. Conley Johnson Vice Basileus 

William Gaither Keeper of Records and Seal 

George Alford Keeper of Finance 

Jackie Wilson Keeper of Peace 

Antonio Lawrence Chaplain 

Franklin Johnson Dea" of Pledgees 

Franklin Stafford Co-Dean of Pledgees 

Virgil Swift Parliamentarian 

David BurchV.'.''.'.'.'.'''.'.''''^^'.''.'.^^ H^torian 

William Getcr Representative to Pan-Hellenic Council 

Melvin Peed Representative to Pan-Hellenic Council 

William Gaither Reporter to the Oracle 


Crowning of Bettv Lipford, Miss Omega 
Psi Phi, 1966-67. 

The mighty Que "dogs" during Fall pro- 

Bloodmobile — A worthwhile service of 
Rho Chapter, on behalf of the university 
renders to the Charlotte community. 

The Ques use strategy to encourage 
donors for the Bloodmobile. 

/oampaoos G/uo 


Left to right: Edward Hargraves, Fred Wilson, and Vannie Taylor. 


The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. was the 
second fraternal group to be established on the cam- 
pus. Alpha Omicron Chapter of the Alpha Phi Alpha 
Fraternity, Inc., was established on the campus on 

May 4, 1923, and made a bid to make the campus 
Alphaland. Their advent was colorful and so has been 

their fruitful history. 

Alpha Phi Alpha 

Alpha Phi Alpha Officer.s 

Kennan W. Smith President 

Earl Knight Vice President 

Ronald Lewis Secretary 

Donald Lewis Treasurer 

Leroy Brown Dean of Pledgees 

Robert Arnold Representative to Pan-Hellenic Council 


Kennan W. Smith 


Earl Knight 

Vice President 

Matthew CJreen 

Leroy Brown 

Dean of Pledfjees 

Donald Lewis 


Ronald Gray 375 Marvin Connor 

j/itJ c)/ar o/ (Jar 7/ear/s 
'K ^H ,/oi/ce J) Given ^H T( 

.JCino of ^inas 

ueen or Queens 

Mr. Booker T. Wallace 

Miss Pamelia J. Shipman 

cbpn/nx/nen on ine c^o 

"Only a few hours to go 

"Do the Alpha walk" 

Has it all been worth it? 

377 "Alpha men, Alpha men, we'll soon be Alpha men" 


The third fraternal group to come to the campus 
was the Kappa Alpha Psi national Greek letter or- 
ganization. The Alpha Epsilon Chapter was estab- 
lished December 10, 1927. The Kappas made a 

spectacular and glamorous appearance through the 
famed Kappa Dawn Dance and other featured attrac- 

Kappa Alpha F'si Officers 

Milledge Brodie Polemarch 

Nathaniel Baccus Vice Polemarch 

Charle.s Trower Keeper of Records 

Philander Asaka E.xchequer 

James Lee Foster Dean of Pledgees 








Miss Scroller's Club 

Sharon Edwards 


The quartet of fraternities on the campus was 1927. Negro History Week became a featured annual 

completed when the Alpha Epsilon Chapter of the event of this enthusiastic group. 

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was established late in 

Phi Beta SiRma Officers 

James Joyner President 

Guy Barnes Vice President 

Tyler Milner Recording Secretary 

Mack Gallman Corresponding Secretary 

James Bennett Treasurer 

Johnny Hill Dean of Pledgees 

James Boyd Assistant Dean of Pledgees 

Franklin Colcough 

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Foster M. Wheeler 

Chairman of Bigger 
and Better Business 

On February 19, 1944, the 
Gamma Lambda Chapter of the 
Delta Si}?ma Theta Sorority was 
organized with eleven charter 
members. It was the first Greek 
letter female fraternal ^roup to 
bt organized on the campus. 


r A Chapter 

Andres Bates 


Annette Carter 

Judy Carothen 


Eula Chandler 

Henrietta Tlvbu 

PriBcilla Dorsey 


Bertha Egeleston 

Carol Godley 

Yvonne Houston 

Vernie Johnsi 

Gayle McCombs 

Lorraine Monn 

Paris Ann Moore 

Wilhemenia Seabrooks 

Gloria Nolley 
Carol Taylor 

Eva Owen 
Harriett Thorpe 



Patricia Willij 


Vice President 

Mable Reese 


Brenda Dunnell 


Veronica Seabrooks 


Mary Jenltins 

Front l!o\v. Left to Right : Brenda Donnell, Mable Reese, Mary 
Jenkins, Waltina Young, Veronica Seabrooks, Vivian Wallace. 
Bark How, Left to Kight: Daphne Jones, Winifred Toliver, 

Aileen Bullock, Vera Wallace, Marva Pickett, Verdell Adams, 
Sauiuira Ross, Jackie Belton, JoElla Cooper, Margaret Mitchell, 
Carolyn Green, Sandra McBee. 




Sorors bow in thanks on Delta's 54th 

What's an anniversary without a cake? 

PiJrlf^ ^ ^ 

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Coronation of the Homecoming Queens of 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity and Delta Sigma 
Theta Sorority. 



Probates on the move toward Delta Land. 

The c;;imma Delta Chapter of Alpha Kappa 
Alpha Sorority, Inc. was established on the 
campus February 26, 1944 with seventeen char- 
ter members. Mrs. Marguitete Adams, Regional 
Director, installed the chapter with the assist- 
anrt of S. Evelyn HuKhes, C. N. Denson, J. S. 
Gray, and Annie 1>. liichardson. 

National FoundinK Date January 16, 1908 

Coiors Salmon Pink and Apple Green 

Barbara Flack 


Carolyn Ellis 


Barbara Daws 

Dean of Pledgees 

Vivian Keed 

Co-Dean of Pledgees 

Dorothy Land Mrs. W. Smith Mrs. I. M. Parker 

Cheryl Neal 

Patricia Stowe Leona Taylor 


Patricia Wilson 

The Princesses march toward Alpha 
Kappa Land. 

* The Princesses demonstrate their 

skills and showmanship for the enter- 
tainment of their Sisters. 

Chapel Programs are very revealing. 

On the "Line" and it won't be long 
before we reach the end of the rain- 
bow and the pot of gold. 

"Birds fly over the rainbow. Why, 
Oh whv can't 1?" 

Hearts are warm voices melodic when 
I we retire to our chapter room and en- 
, , gage in our chapter songs. 

J resenialion of ^/le ^c>u L.eaf (i>/uo 

Presenting the Ivy Leaf Clubs of Gamma Delta Chapter of J.C.S.U. and 
Delta Psi Chapter (Barber-Scotia College, Concord, North Carolina) 

Congratulation.s from the Pyramid Club and Lampa- 
dos Club 

Sorors together at reception 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., presented its first formal presentation 
of the Ivy Leaf Club. Participating with Gamma Delta Chapter was Delta 
Psi Chapter of Barber-Scotia, Concord, North Carolina. 

The presentation was a glamorous affair and will become an annual 

Soror Barbara McGee, Basileus 

^oy iDeaf G/u£ 

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The Ivy Leaf Club of Gamma Delta Chapter 


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 

This is the station at which persons who have indicated their desires 
to become affiliated with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., learn 
of the joys and services of Alpha Kapjja Alpha Land. They also learn of 
the charms and benefits of Greekdoni. 

jLjeia J ni ^Je/a' ^ororiii 


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded on January 
16, 1920 by five young women at Howard University. 
It was the idea of these founders that the sorority 
would reach college women in all parts of the country 
who were sorority-minded and desired to follow the 
ideals and objectives of finer womanhood ; scholar- 
ship, service, and sisterly love on which Zeta Phi Beta 
Sorority was founded. 

Zeta Phi Beta and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity were 
the first official Greek letter sister and brother 


Zeta Phi Beta was the first Greek letter college 
sorority to organize in Africa. More ,than 250 under- 
graduate and graduate chapters are divided into nine 
regions in the United States and Africa. 

Its membership includes women in various profes- 
sions and the sorority gives services through legis- 
lation, voluntary services, scholarships, charitable 
services, and other worthwhile activities. 

Diappa C)/2ap/er op Yjeia J ni Ujela^ S7nc, 

Beatrice .Ma\ field I'lvthe 

Carolyn Blount 

Lyceum Programs 




The Lyceum Committee of Johnson C. Smith Uni- its centennial lecture and art series, 
versity, under the chairmanship of Mr. J. Arthur To do this within a specified budget was a herculean 
Twitty, went all out this year to assemble the finest task but it has been done in grand style. To the Corn- 
types of personages in a variety of fields to enhance mittee — our standing ovation. 

Une Unree Uabards (y ^naAespeare 


"Philip Lawrence, dis- 
tinquished Shakespearian 
authority, director, and 
actor, headed a sri'oup of 
five performers in selec- 
tions from great tragedies, 
comedies, and histories : 


The narrative, written 
by Mr. Lawrence, high- 
lighted the emotional im- 
pact of each of the scenes 

Une <^uinpnoneiie 

"This chamber sized orchestra of 25 players has 
been performing the finest small symphony orchestra 
music about the Carolinas for the past years. The 
reception has been enthusiastic wherever it has ap- 
peared. The musical treasures, very rarely performed 
otherwise, offered the student body the finest of 
Mozart, Beethoven, Bloch, Greig and others. 

The orchestra is under the direction of Martin Bel- 
lar and the piano soloist is Anita Bultman." 

The group was enthusiastically acclaimed by a 
large audience at its recent concert. 

Mr. Martin Bellar 


UneDon ^nir/eu iJrio 

"One of the most brilliant 
artists and exciting personalities 
to illumine the world of music 
in America is the young pianist, 
Don Shirley. 

Heading his own Trio, (piano, 
cello and bass) he is a many- 
faceted artist whose musical crea- 
tivity has skyrocketed him to high 
praise and recognition in the 
music world." 

The creativity of this trio was 
especially satisfying to a large 
enthusiastic audience. 

Don Shirley 

iPauhne JreoericA 

"Pauline Frederick United Na- 
tions correspondent for NBC News, 
is a familiar figure where interna- 
tional statesmen gather. 

All of her talks deal with nation- 
al and international events based 
on her world travels as a corres- 
pondent for the National Broadcas- 
ting Company. The UN is her best 
and she includes her experiences in 
meeting world developments in her 
daily assignments." 

The large crowd was abundantly 
rewarded for waiting for this 
knowledgeable and famed speaker. 
She spoke to an audience that be- 
came increasingly charmed by her 
vast knowledge and insight. 

Jiarru ^\easoner 

"Harry Reasoner — Roving correspondent for 
CBS television news and one of America's most re- 
spected journalists, combines a keen news sense with 
an ability to string words into cogent sentences that 
are refreshingly brisk, concise and slightly satirical." 

His lecture subject: "Citizenship and Cynicism," 
was well received by a large crowd of receptive stu- 
dents, faculty, alumni, and friends. 

Jieiit^ "Jlffen 

Betty Allen, Mezzo Soprano — Proclaimed "one of 
the most endearing and powerful voices of the cen- 
tury." the world-renowned Ohio-born singer is a 
favorite with such leading conductors as Bernstein, 
Stokowski, Munch, Leinsdorf, Dorati, and Solti, as 
well as with audiences throughout the world. 

1966-67 SERIES 






























QjarJ J. Jvowan 

The Honorable Carl T. Rowan — Author, 
diplomat and former Director of the U.S. 
Information Agency, has the advantages of 
an extensive background in government ser- 
vices, as well as the keen perceptive powers 
of a top-ranking newspaperman. No Wash- 
ington columnist can match ROWAN's dis- 
tinctive government career and no other 
reporter has ever won the much desired 
Sigma Delta Chi award for three consecutive 

Mr. Rowan began his spectacular career in 
government service at the age of 35 in 1961 
when the late President John F. Kennedy 
named him Deputy Assistant Secretary of 
State for Public Affairs. Two years later he 
was appointed Ambassador to Finland — a 
position he served with great distinction. 

Carl T. Rowan 



Miss UNCF, 1967 

Beverly Pines represented Johnson C. Smith in the Miss UNCF 

The twenty-first annual conference of the 
National Alumni Council of the United Negro 
College Fund chose the hometown of John- 
son C. Smith University for the seat of its 
February 9-12, 1967 meeting. 

The Queen City rolled out the welcome mat 
and Johnson C. Smith University welcomed 
most cordially this group representing over 
100,000 alumni of the thirty-three member 
institutions. These thirty-three institutions 
represent eleven states: Alabama (4), Ark- 
ansas (1), Florida 1), Georgia (7), Louisiana 
(2), Mississippi (1), North Carolina (6), 
South Carolina (1), Tennessee (4), Texas (3), 
and Virginia (3). 

Luncheon for delegates of the United Negro College Fund 


UNCF Queens— 

-Miss Bennet 




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U.N.C.F. Queens in Seiious Cuntemplation 

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One of the highlights of the Centennial Lecture 
series was experienced Wednesday, September 21 
when Dr. Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace prize 
winner, and founder of the Southern Christian Lead- 
ership Conference, held an audience of thousands 
entranced with his doctrine of "Love or perish". 

Speaking extensively on the nation's two greatest 
domestic problems, "racial injustice and poverty", 
Dr. King declared these problems to be paramount 
because "our nation suffers from a kind of poverty 
of spirit. We have allowed the within of our lives 
to be absolved by the without, our mentality to 
absolve our morality, and our technology to absolve 
our theology." 

Dr. King cast a hypnotic spell over his vast audience 
and they could have stayed all night. 
"We shall overcome" 

'We shall overcome" 


But now cur sleep has fled and our 
dream is over, and it is no longer dawn. 

The noontide is upon us and our half 
waking has turned to fuller day, and we 
must part. 

If in the twilight of memory we should 
meet once more, we shall speak again to- 
gether and you shall sing to me a deeper 

And if our hands should meet in another 
dream we shall build another tower in the 

— Kahlil Gibran 


The Trustee Board of Johnson C. Smith Uni- 
versity has always been an esteemed, august body. 
Aside from the bond of security which the Board 
throws around the Institution, its presence on the 
campus always lends an air of respect and dignity. 
For alumni, especially, it is considered a distinct 
honor to be numbered in its membership. 

Robert P. Wyche '77, became a member of the 
Board in 1891 and served his Alma Mater in that 

capacity until 1938. He was the President of the 
group from 1897 to 1938. In 1960, C. A. Johnson 
'04, became the second alumnus to be named President 
of this Board. 

Dr. John M. Gaston who served the Institution 
and Board from 1910 to 1938 was succeeded by Dr. 
XA'alter L. Moser as Secretary-Treasurer of Johnson 
C. Smith University and a member of the Board. 



Dr. C. A. Johnson, newly elected 
President of the Board of Trustees 
of the University. Dr. Johnson is 
the first Negro to be elected presi- 
dent of the Board of Trustees since 
the late Dr. R. P. Wyche. Dr. 
Wvche served as president from 
1897 to 1938. 

Dr. Johnson, President of the Board 

Dr. Walter L. Moser, Stated Clerk of the 
Presbytery of Pittsburgh and former Presi- 
dent of the Board, was elected Secretary- 
Treasurer of the Board of Trustees of John- 
son C. Smith University at its Commence- 
ment meeting. The position was left vacant 
by the death of Dr. J. M. Gaston in March. 

Dr. C. A. Johnson, Sr., '04, a retired super- 
visor of the Columbia (South Carolina) School 
System, was elected President of the Board 
of Trustees. 

Ray S. Hoffman, Pittsburgh, Pa. was elect- 
ed Chairman of the Executive Committee, and 
Vance H. Chavis '29, Principal of the Lincoln 
Junior High School in Greensboro, North 
Carolina, was elected Alumni Representative 
to the Board at this same meeting. Dr. Lewis 
K. Downing, whose term as Alumni Repre- 
sentative to the Board expired in June, was 
elected a permanent member on the Board. 
Dr. Downing is Dean of the School of Engi- 
neering and Architecture at Howard Universi- 
ty in Washington, D. C. 


D. W. L. Moser. Secretary-treas- 
urer of the Board of Trustees, 
brings greetings from the Board 
at the Alumni Banquet. 

Executive Committee Meeting 

General Alumni Association 

October 17, 1959 

Washington, D. C. 

Seated: T. P. Bomar, C. W. Baulknight, M. S. 

Belton, H. Wilson. Standing: L. W. Downing, 

L. A. Haywood, J. T. Jones, V. G. Mallory. 


Edward H. Brown, Recording Secretary for the 
General Alumni, recorded at the beginning of the 
minutes of that organization, the following state- 
ment: "The sixty-six annual meeting of the Alumni 
Association of Johnson C. Smith University was 
called to order by the First Vice President, C. E. 
Boulware, in the assembly hall of the Carnegie 
Library, May 17, 1943." On the basis of this state- 
ment, therefore, the graduates of the institution 
may be said to have begun functioning as an organi- 
zation in 1877. Although no records are available 
to substantiate this contention, records are available 
that show that by 1888 the Alumni Association was 
sponsoring a large scale activity which had, by that 
time, gained momentum and re.spectability. The Jun- 
ior Prize Oratorical Contest was won that year by 
J. C. Johnson. It had become an annual event and 
eleven other men had won the prize by 1899. 

Among the early secretaries mentioned in a his- 
torical report to the General Alumni Association by 
Secretary Edward H. Brown in 1944 were: I. D. 
Davis, W. E. Partee, J. M. Boygen, J. C. Johnson, A. 
U. Frierson, P. G. Drayton, and C. H. Shute. Authen- 
tic records substantiate the fact that J. D. Martin 
became treasurer in 1893 and held the position for 
thirty-five years, relinquishing it only in 1928 when 
he accepted the principalship at Brainerd Institute. 

He was succeeded by W. H. Stinson who held that 
office until 1943. 

The University Catalog began publishing a list of 
Alumni officers in 1913 which was prefaced by this 
statement, "This Association meets annually during 
the Commencement season." From this date forward, 
authentic records are available. 

With the passing of the years the graduating 
classes became larger representing wide and scat- 
tered geographical areas. This made local and area 
chapters necessary, as exponents of the General 

More than four thousand graduates and students 
are potential members of the General Alumni Associ- 
ation. By far the majority of these are making 
honorable contributions to the American way of life. 
The medical field has been greatly extended by them ; 
the Ministry knows hundreds of them by their noble 
and faithful works. The mail service, the field of 
education, law, business, diplomatic service, and 
others can attest to the inestimable value of their 

Among the early local chapters were: The Charles- 
ton, South Carolina Chapter. The New York Club, 
The New Jersey, The Charlotte, The Asheville, and 
others whose records are not available to the Bull 

The ALUMNI EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE held the fall meeting in Washington last 
September at the home of the president, Attorney Thomas D. Bomar. Left to right 
they are: Seated; H. Wilson, treasurer; Mr. Bomar; Mrs. Jane D. Carter, recording 
secretary; Clarence E. Shaw, second vice president. StandinR: Newton L. Gregg; 
Charles W. Baulknight, co-chairman of Centennial Committee; Zoel S. Hargrave, first 
vice president; J. T. Jones; Dr. Henry A. Hill; and Moses S. Belton. 


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Greensboro, North Carolina, Alumni Chapter in its initial meet- 
ing for the year had President R. P. Perry as its guest. The meet- 
ing was held Sunday afternoon, September 25, 1960 at the St. 
James Church in Greensboro. L-R, front — Mrs. Ellen Martin 
Morrison '54, Mrs. Hyla Bynum Cundiff '48, Vance H. Chavis '29, 
president of the Chapter; Dr. Perry, Mrs. Clara Foust Morehead 
'42, Chapter secretary. Back row — G. D. Tillman '25, Dr. J. T. 
Douglas '27, pastor of St. James Church; E. L. Price '37, Edward 
M. Townes '31, C. C. Watkins, supervisor Guilford County Public 
Schools ; Newton L. Gregg, '2'7, District Manager, North Carolina 
Mutual Life Insurance Co. Others present at the meeting were 
the Rev. John Greely Corry '54 and Mrs. Nancy Greene Corry '54 ; 
Moses S. Belton, Director of Public Relations and Joseph A. Gaston, 
Promotional Officer of the University. 


Motivated by the enthusiastic leader- 
ship of Mr. Vance H. Chavis '29, the 
Alumni in Greensboro, North Carolina 
organized a local chapter on January 22, 
1959. The following officers were elected: 
Vance H. Chavis, president; Paul San- 
difer, vice president; Mrs. Clara Foust 
Moreland, secretary; Mrs. Lucille Long 
Fulmore, assistant secretary ; and Mrs. 
Dorothy Dusenberry Patterson, treas- 

In addition to officers the charter 
members include : Newton L. Gregg '27, 
G. D. Tillman '25, Margaret L. Carr '46, 
Lucille L. Fulmore '44, Edward L. Price 
'37, Clarence C. Watkins '30, Edward M. 
Townes, Jr. '31, Antonio M. Hall '47, 
Frederick I. Quick '35, Lvdia Lucille 
Leath '46, Ethel Leath McLarin '40, 
Miriam M. Leath '40, Julius T. Douglas 
'27, and Hyla Bynum Cundiff '48. 

The Chapter's influence was imme- 
diately felt on the campus. The choir 
was outfitted with attractive new robes 
and presented in concert. Other tangi- 
ble demonstrations of concern and inter- 
est have been made to the Institution. 
Mrs. Rose T. Yourse is the current en- 
thusiastic president. 

Meeting at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Claudius N. 
Shopshire in Los Angeles, California on July 10, 1964, 
Smith graduates met and organized the Southern 
California Alumni Chapter. The following officers 
were elected: Rev. Edward S. Williams, President; 
Dr. Christopher L. Taylor, Vice President ; Mrs. 
Miriam H. Johnson, Recording Secretary; Dr. 
Claudius N. Shropshire, Corresponding Secretary ; 
Mrs. Pliney W. Jenkins, Chaplain. 

The Chapter made history by raising $1,565 for 
the Alumni Fund. In addition to the officers, other 
charter members are C. L. Taylor, J. W. Hill, J. H. 
Hargett, Lowiyn Funderburk, Jeather L. Dawkins, 
Roy J. E. Williams, Mrs. Miriam H. Johnson, Mr. 
Milton B. Meadows, Dr. Charles W. Ozier, Dr. Francis 
Hobson, Dr. and Mrs. Henry H. Holder, Mrs. Betty 
Shropshire Butler, Dr. Heneke R. Dudley, Mr. William 
L. Tyson, Mr. Justin H. Allen, Mr. and Mrs. Richard 
B. Blue, Mr. Henry Blanton, and Mrs. Sarah Ford 

The new Chapter has .several big projects in the 

Rev. Moses S. Belton represented the Institution 
at this meeting. 

Two Loyal Alumni In Goldsboro, North Carolina 

Rev. James H. Stokes '34, Seminary 
Mrs. Marian E. Stokes '42 

Reverend Stokes is retired but continues his minis- 
try as guest minister and supply upon call. 

Mrs. Stokes, also a loyal alumna who operates a 
highly rated kindergarten in Goldsboro. 

Both the Stokes are loyal alumni. Reverend Stokes 
attended Alumni Day conducted by the Seminary on 
March 6. 1967. 


High on the scale of the early, active and loyal 
chapters is the Chicago organization. In addition to 
sponsoring the University Choir in concerts, keeping 
the merits of the University alive in the minds of 
worthy students, making substantial gifts to the 
Institution, it won the United Negro College Fund 
Trophy for 1956. 

Over an extended period, Beauregard L. Martin, 
"The Great Guy" and "Spark Plug" of the group, 
according to his colleagues, has been its efficient 
motivator and Secretary. The group has also been 

greatly motivated through the invaluable services 
and interest of Dr. L. A. Haywood — both as its 
efficient Treasurer and in other official capacities. 

Some of the past Presidents of the Chicago Chapter 
who have kept it alive and on the go have been : R. M. 
Green, Walter E. Rogers, Ernest Fair, and Earl 

Dr. A. H. Prince, Evangelist for the Atlantic and 
Catawba Synods, was connected with the organization 
of the Chapter and was a motivation to the Chapter 
during the formative period. 

March meeting of Chicago Chapter, held in the home of Dr. and Mrs. 
William Johnson Rogers. 

Male Members and Associate Members of the Chicago area Alumni 


The New Jersey Chapter is among the early akimni 
groups to organize and pool their efforts for the 
mutual benefit of themselves and their Alma Mater. 
The New Jersey Chapter was organized in November 
of 1935 at which time President McCrorey repre- 
sented the Institution and addressed the group at 
the home of Dr. C. O. Hilton. Dr. Gibbs Chisholm of 
the class of 1914 was elected President of the new 

The New Jersey Chapter has frequently cooperated 

with the New York Chapter and has been most active 
in sending worthy and talented students to the In- 
stitution. It is not uncommon for this chapter to 
discover and bring such students to the Institution. 

This Chapter along with the New York Chapter 
has also cooperated with the Scotia Alumni Chapter 
in worthy projects. 

Mr. Ernest Fletcher is currently President of this 

Picture of some of the alumni who attended the General Alumni Association meeting. 

Attorney T. P. Bomar, president, General Alumni Members of the Executive Committee of the Genei-al 

Association, presides at the annual meeting of the Alumni Association held the fall meeting in Washington, 

Alumni; as the secretary, Mrs. Mattie S. Grigsby, D. C. on September 12. 
records the minutes. 



The Charleston Chapter was among the earliest 
local chapters to be orsanized. It began functioning 
as a local chapter in 1920 with the following officers: 
Rev. J. R. Pearson, President; Mr. A. J. Clement, 
Treasurer; Rev. W. L. Metz, Secretary. It moved to 
have President Daniel J. Sanders picture placed 
among those of the pioneers hanging in the Biddle 
Memorial Hall. In 1927, it contributed $200 toward 
the installation of the Chime Clock in the tower of 

Biddle Memorial Hall. Had this Chapter made no 
further contribution to Presbyterianism than William 
L. Metz, "The Sage of Edisto Island" it would not 
have labored in vain. 

Rev. McKinley Washington is the current President 
of the Chapter, and is making religious efforts to 
revive the interest and loyalty of all alumni in that 

Columbia Chapter of the Johnson C. Smith University Alumni Club: 

President Dr. N. P. Cooper 

Vice President Mrs. Olivia Johnson 

Recording Secretary Mrs. Wilhelmina P. Kimpson 

Corresponding Secretary William G. Sanders 

Treasurer Thomas S. Martin 

Reporter Mrs. Thelma M. Harrison 

October 24, 1966 


Motivated by the demands of the United 
Negro College Fund, many Area and County 
Chapters developed in answer to the call of their 
Alma Mater. Among these are: The Morganton- 
Hickory-Lenoir Area Chapter, The Central 
Savannah River Area Chapter. The Southeastern 
Area Chapter in North Carolina, The Gaston 
County Chapter, The Cleveland County Chapter, 
The Cabarras County Chapter, The Piedmont 
Area Chapter in South Carolina. 

These groups have pooled their interests and 
their means to help their Alma Mater gain "New- 
Dimensions in Higher Education." 

In South Carolina : Cheraw, Chester, Columbia, 
Hartsville, Rock Hill, and Sumter are new or 
revitalized Chapters whose services are now 
being felt in the interest of their Alma Mater. 

This is likewise true of the Virginia Chapters 
in Danville, Martinsville, Norfolk and Richmond, 
and the North Carolina Chapters in Rocky 
Mount and Kinston, and the Detroit, Michigan 

Richmond, Virginia Alumni Chapter 


Some of the members of the Philadelphia Alumni. 1965 

The Philadelphia Chapter is among those most 
actively engaged in the support of their Alma 

The Chapter, under the leadership of its en- 
ergetic president, Mr. Vincent G. Mallory, pre- 
sented the University Choir in concert in 1959. 

In 1962, the Chapter won first place in the 
Philadelphia Inter-Alumni Council's United 
Negro College Fund. It contributed $1,118.00 
to the Fund that year under the leadership of 
Mrs. Ruth Ellis Davis, president. 

In 1963, the Philadelphia Chapter published 
the first edition of its Newsletter, the "Span", 
to "cement the togetherness" among alumni. 
This activity was under the leadership of Mr. 
William H. Davis, who succeeded his wife as 

Mr. John L. Holton, president in 1964 con- 
tinued to nurture the lively spirit and activities 
of the organization. He is currently president of 
the Chapter. 

Philadelphia Chapter Officers Installed. 1959 




Philadelphia Chapter 


Johnson C. Smith University Alumni Association 

Huetta Cook Bankins 
Henry S. Bland 
James L. Broome 
Alfred A. Brown 
Larry Brown 
William demons 
A. J. H. Clement, Jr. 
Loretta Crawford 
Ruth David 
William David 
Ralph Ellis 
Prince Erwin 
Ada Erwin 
Roger Foster 
Emmett Callashaw 
Robert Glenn 
Ann Glenn 
H. W. Gladden 
Minnie Goore 
Charles Gray 
Louise O. Grier 

Charles Harrison 
Fred Hodge 
John Holton 
Armentris Hooks 
Harry Jackson 
Carol A. Janerette 
Nettie Jones 
Veronica Jones 
Edward A. McDowell 
George McGill 
Josephine McGill 
Maggie Mallory 
Vincent Mallory 
Wilton Mitchell 
William M. Monroe 
Henrietta Motley 
Charles Motley 
William A. Oglesby 
William T. Owens 
Richard Owens 
Edward Pressley 

Daniel Purnell 

F. David Reese 

James Reeder 

Margaret Reeder 

Mattie B. Robinson 

Rogerlin Rodwell 

Bessie Ross 

Clarence Ross 

Ruby T. Stockey 

Queen Terry 

Frances Vaughn 

Rev. Shelton B. Waters 

Dorothy P. Watkins 

William P. Watson 

Carol Deloatch Witherspoon 

Paul Mack 

Horace L. Davenport 

William H. Lindsay 

Rev. Thomas Logan 

Geraldine Petty John 

Wayne Glasco 


Central Sava^^j^^ 
<y'h js^Vumni Chapter- ''^< 


The Central Savannah Area Alumni Chapter. Organized on May 2. 1964 
in Augusta, Georgia 

Present Officers 

President Mrs. Wilhelmina Avery Sanders 

Vice President Mrs. Ruth Brister Thomas 

Secretary Mrs. Juanita Beard Mclntyre 

Corresponding Secretary Mrs. Helen Simmons Henry 

Treasurer Mrs. Ruth Ellis James 

Mr. Davis Duproe 
Mr. Charles Hanis 
Mrs. Velvie B. Ketch 

Mrs. Juanita Gaylord 

Miss Harriett Lewis 

Rev. and Mrs. John Ellis 

Qjonoraiu/ah'ons! Danoine 
Cjnap/er of ^Jonnson O. ^/ni'/n 

V /1/a/nni 7is. sociaiion. 


Seated Left to right — Mrs. Thelma Best. Chairman of Ways 
and Means; Mrs. C. B. Stewart, J. E. (Tuff Muff) Williams, 
president: Miss Theon Hardy, Recording Secretary; Mrs. 
Dorothy C. Pitt, Chairman of Music. Standing: H. M. Shepard, 
R. H. Flannagan, Treasurer; Mrs. Gloria G. Alston, Corre- 
sponding: Secretary; James R. Ford, E. L. Whitfield, Chair- 

man of Publicity; Rev. Eugene James, Stephen Carraway, 
C. B. Steward, Mrs. Lency Joymon, Vice President, E. K. 
Best, Jr. Members not pictured: Mrs. E. M. Massev. Rev. C. 
W. Sutton, U. G. Best, Wilford Bynum, Chester Bryant, E. 
Ray Bryant, George M. Williams. 





Mi.-^s Patricia King '65 

Mrs. Maggie Macon Talford '49 

Mr. Robert M. B. Talford '64 


During the twenties when the Duke and Smith benefactions were 
making possible a richer program for Smith several local chapters emerged 
and older ones were revitalized. Amone: these local organizations which 
came to be during the twenties was the strong New York Club which began 
organizational plans in July of 1924 under the leadership of James Egert 
Allen '16. In August of 1924, a meeting was called at the home of Dr. Allen 
and the Chapter was formally organized. Dr. James D. Martin, Sr. and 
Dr. Pinkney W. Russell represented the Institution at this meeting. The 
Chapter met at the Randall Memorial Presbyterian Church on September 
7, 1924 for the installation of officers. Dr. Allen was elected president and 
the Club was later incorporated under the New York State Laws. A 
Constitution was adopted with the following preamble: We, the graduates 
and former students of Johnson C. Smith University (formerly Biddle 
University) in order to provide for social and intellectual uplift of our- 
selves, to perpetuate the ideals of the Institution, and promote a closer 
cooperation between the Alumni and our Alma Mater, do establish this 
constitution for our self government. 

After thirteen years, the Chapter had gained strength and popularity 
under the leadership of four presidents: Dr. Allen, Mr. Woodlyn, (Dr. Allen 
was again elected and served three years), Mr. Evans, and Mr. Pope was 
elected in 1937. Some of the later presidents have been: Richard R. Amos, 
Rev. Eugene Houston, Mrs. Wilma Lambert Holmes, Mrs. Connie W. 
Jenkins, Mrs. Gloria Peters Monz, Dr. Charles E. Bomar and Mr. William 
A. Smith. 

Two of the most popular annual activities of the Chapter: The Freshman 
Scholarship Fund and the Annual Smith Ball. Currently, the New York 
Chapter is among the strongest chapters actively engaged in the support 
of the Institution. 


Members of the Johnson C. .Smilli rnmrsity Alumni Club of New York City hover 
around the coveted Winslow Morns Memorial Cup. From left to rifrht arc: Harold 
Winston, Assistant Dean and Publicity Chairman; Miss Anna Vernon, Assistant 
Corresponding: Secretary; John C. WashinpUm, Assistant Dean; Mrs. Mamie Harris, 
Recording Secretary and Assistant Dean; John Walker '97; Mrs. Gloria P. Munoz, 
Chapter president; Miss Bertha Peguese, Corresponding Secretary; Mrs. Cecilia R. 
Trottie, 1963 Dance Chairman; Mrs. Fatima Gaston, Assistant Dean, and Connie 
Jenkins, Dean and highest fund raiser in the Greater New York Area. 

August 1963 



^es/ wi'snes in our C)en/ennia/ 

^ ear from uie officers ancf memoers 

of i/ie ^ew yorA ^/umni. 


The District of Columbia has attracted numerous graduates of the 
Institution who have distinguished themselves in a variety of fields: Law, 
Education, Medicine, Dentistry, Postal and Government Services and 
numerous other areas of vital worth to the general welfare. 

One of the main interests of this Chapter is the Alumni Living Endow- 
ment Fund. It has, on several occasions, sponsored the University Choir. 
With Attorney Bomar president in 1959 the Choir was enthusiastically 
received at the 15th Street Presbyterian Church in Washington, D. C. 

A member of this chapter. Dr. Matthew J. Whitehead, initiated a special 
fund raising project which involved Smith Alumni insuring their own 
lives and making Smith beneficiary. He set the example when he insured 
his own life for a thousand dollars, made Smith beneficiary and filed the 
policy with the President of the Institution. 

Dr. Whitehead continued the project during his two years abroad work- 
ing at the Federal Teacher Training College in Lagos, Nigeria under the 
employment of the University of California. 

Mr. Clarence W. R. Wade had a successful year as president and Dr. 
William L. West is the current president of the D. C. Chapter. 

Attorney T. P. Bomar presents check (1.00 per 
year for each year he has been away from the Uni- 
versity) for the would-be Class of 1912. (Because of 
additions to the curriculum there was no graduation 

in 1912.) Mr. Bomar also presented a check of $600.00 
on behalf of the Washington Chapter for the Living 
Endowment Fund. 


Officers, Washington Chapter 
Left to right: Kathryn MeGrant English '41, Corresponding Secretary; Nolan R. Best 
'40, Treasurer; Roberta Brooks Shearin '44, Vice President; Marilyn Lamb Jordan Ex 
'45, Recording Secretary; James A. Squire, Chaplain. 

' yjonoraiu/ah'ons upon one nundred 
aears oj- seroice. Jjesi cuisnes for 
con/inaeo a row in ano acaoemic 





Mr. Jacob Thompson 19(10 
The oldest known living graduate dons once more 
the cap and gown — just 67 years later. 

Serene and pious, Jacob is ready for Sunday sfr- 
vice. Now retired, his concern for full participation 
by Negroes in the postal service is continuously 

After a brief illness, Jacob Thompson poses pleasantly among the many 
expressions of esteem and concern. He made his accustomed trek to the 
campus immediately following. 


Miss Alumni, 1966-67, Miss Lena 
Helton accepts her crown from 
Mrs. Alice Diamond, Miss Alumni 

Thi.s is one of the local chapter's 
annual Homecoming activit i e s 
which culminates at "half-Time" 
on the gridiron field. 

"Miss Alumni" is a coveted hon- 
or for which local coeds launch a 
heated financial contest. 

Left to right: Mrs. Gertrude Pearson, Mrs. Erenestine Frye, 
Mrs. Myrtle Davis, "Gene" Potts, Mrs. Lena Helton, Miss 
Alumni 1966-67; Mrs. Alice Diamond, Miss Alumni 196.5-66; 

and Miss Barbara Crawford, Mi: 

.lotinson C. Smith University, 

Zoel S Hargrave, out going president installed and offered his congratulatory 
handshake to Mrs. Lena M. Sammons, President, in the spring of 1965. Other 
officers installed were Charlie S. Dannelly, Vice President; Helena T. Cunning- 
ham Secretary; Patricia S. Dixon (standing for Jo Alice Blyther), Corresponding 
Secretary; John O. Hairston, Treasurer; Joseph Belton, Chaplain; and Thomas 
M. Martin, Scholarship Treasurer. 

The annual "Coke-Bar" operated by the chapter during Commencement Day. 

Dr. Reginald A. Hawkins '48 was named 
"Denist of the Year" by the National 
Dental Association during its annual 
meeting in Detroit, Michigan, July 15-19. 
Dr. Hawkins was so honored a year ago 
hy the Old North State (North Carolina) 
.Medical Society. 

Doctor of the Year. Emery I,. Kann ':i4, local 
physician, was named "Doctor of the Year" by 
the Old North State Medical Society at its 
annual meeting recently. 



The Charlotte Chapter became an 
active and loyal supporter of the In- 
stitution during the twenties and 
soon became a model and motivation 
for other chapters. In close proximity 
with the Institution, it gained 
through constant contact and close 
observation, valuable knowledge of 
its basic needs. Its large and small 
courtesies, voluntarily rendered, have 
greatly enhanced the Institution's 
curricular and extracurricular pro- 
grams. Among the smaller courtesies 
should be mentioned "The Coke-Bar" 
operated by the Chapter annually 
during Freshman Orientation Week 
and on Commencement day ; off- 
campus entertainment of campus 
gi'oups ; cooperation with Homecom- 
ing activities ; support of Founders 
Day Program ; amicable movement 
among students on and off campus 
encouraging them to represent the 
school at its best. Among the larger 
functions may be mentioned the pub- 
lication of the "Alumni Journal", May 
1, 1937; Sponsoring Athletic Activi- 
ties ; presentation of a two thousand 
dollar check for the Living Endow- 
ment Fund in 1963; sponsoring an 
Honors Program, March 1, 1964, 
"Time to say — Thank you" to seven 
Smith Professors. 

Among its hard-working presidents 
have been : Rev. Henry Alston, Dr. 
Edward H. Brown, Mrs. Evelyn Hill 
Maxwell. Mr. W. R. Oliver, Dr. E. L. 
Rann. Mr. Eddie Byers, Mr. Zoel S. 
Hargrave, Jr., Mrs. Mattie Solace 
Grier. Mrs. Lena Mills Sammons is 
currently the Chapter's most profi- 
cient president. 

The oldest known living alumnus, 
Jacob Thompson, 1900, is a member 
of this Chapter. 

One of the Centen- 
nial alumni activities 
of the Charlotte Chap- 
ter was a twenty-five 
dollar plate dinner in 
earlv October. 

Mrs. Lena Sammons, president of the local chapter — third from left, 
during the $25-plate dinner in October. 

Eugene S. Potts, Public Affairs 
Director of Radio Station WGIV 
in Charlotte, was recently in- 
ducted into the Hall of Fame at 
the Second Ward High School 
here. 1933 

James O. Hairston, treasurer 
of the Charlotte Chapter, pre- 
sents check of $200 to President 
Perry as the Chapter's contri- 
bution to the 1964 United Negro 
College Fund Campaign. The pre- 
sentation was made at the annual 
UNCF Campaign Kick-Off 

UJie One Jfuncfrecf Gfu£ 

The One Hundred Club developed out of an in- 
formal gathering of men who met to eat, sip, and gab 
following Smith games. 

During one of these gabbing sessions, "Jimmy" 
McKee conceived the idea that the group's sessions 
might take on a two-fold purpose — Profit as well 
as pleasure. 

Members of this group customarily took turns in 
providing the "down-home" food which they relished 
and "Jimmy" would have it prepared. To this. 
"Jimmy" proposed that they organize for the pur- 
pose of mutual assistance with various fund-raising 
activities at Smith. After pro and con consideration 
of Jimmy's proposal, the group accepted it ; limited 
their membership to twenty-five ; assessed them- 
selves a monthly dues of $5.00 each, and named the 
group The One Hundred Club in recognition of the 
one hundred years of Smith's services to humanity. 

A very interesting fact about the Club is its cos- 
mopolitan membership. Although the membership is 

predominantly of Smith Alumni, it includes men who 
did not go to Smith and men with a variety of voca- 
tional and professional interests. 

Among the Club's activities are the following: An 
Annual Car-o-rama resulting in giving away a car 
during one of Smith's basketball games ; solicitation 
of advertisements for the Homecoming Souvenir 
Program ; Solicitation of donations for admissions to 
basketball games. In February the Club presented 
a check for $12, .500 to the Centennial Fund which 
represents a $500 donation for each of its members. 

The Club plans to continue in tact and has pledged 
an additional $12,500 to be paid off during the next 
five years. 

Present Officers are: 
E. L. Rann, President 
J. Arthur Twitty, Secretary 
J. F. Armstead, Treasurer 
James R. McKee, Director of Promotions 



The twenty-five members of the Club are: F. J. Armstead, 
J. S. Brayboy, H. B. Blue*, J. D. Chase, M. D. Collins, C. S. 
Dannelly, W. T. Deavers, J. A. Dixon, J. M. Evans*, J. H. Flack, 
J. A. Gaston, D. D. Grigsby, Sylvester Lee, Jr., T. M. Martin, 
E. C. McGirt, J. R. McKee, K. S. Powell, E. S. Potts. E. L. 

Rann, Aaron Smith, J. P. Stinson, J. A. Twitty, L. A. Warner, 
Ulysses Watkins, G. M. Wilkins. 
*. Not available for picture 
Honorary Members: R. P. Perry 
M. S. Belt'on 

One Hundred Club 
Presents Check 
To Centennial Fund 
President R. P. Perry ac- 
cepts check from J. R. Mc- 
Kee, Founder of Club, 
while E. L. Rann, Presi- 
of Club, looks on. 

COMMITTEE 1867-1967 

Trustee-Faculty-Alumni Centennial Committee 

J. Egert Allen, Charles W. BaulkniKht Co-chairmen 

Melvin A. Best 
Charles E. Bomar 
Thomas P. Bomar 
Moses S. Belton 
Arthur J. Clement 
Mack L. Davidson 
Arthur H. George 
Charles W. Hargrave 

A. Eunicetine Adam 
Furness J. Armstead 
Nathaniel Baccus 
Moses S. Belton 
William E. Bluford 
Ralph P. Bohn 
Jack S. Brayboy 
Winson R. Coleman 
Herman L. Counts 
Barbara A. Crawford 

Faculty-Student Centennial Committee 

Rufus P. Perry, Chairman 

Richard Foye 
Joseph A. Gaston 
William Gaither 
Arthur H. George 
Matthew J. Green, Jr. 
Theodus L. Gunn 
Ester P. Hill 
Calvin A. Hood 
Christopher W. Kemp 
Vietta E. Neal 


Zoel S. Hargrave 
Henry A. Hill 
Calvin A. Hood 
John P. Lucas, Jr. 
Vincent G. Mallory 
W. Flemon Mcintosh 
Rufus P. Perry 
Israel P. Stanback 
J. Arthur Twitty 

William T. Osborne 
Inez M. Parker 
Curtis 0. Peters 
Kennan Smith 
R. Edwin Thompkins 
J. Arthur Twitty 
Lovette A. Warner 
Ulysses Watkins 
Kelley R. White 
Raymond Worsley 

Two members of the 
class of 1920 chat with 
Attorney T. P. Bomar, 
President of the Gener- 
al Alumni Association. 
They are Robert J. 
Jones of Philadelphia, 
Pa., and Ernest M. 
Wood of Newark, N. J. 
Another member of the 
class who was on the 
campus, Dr. J. W. 
Smith, Sr., recording 
secretary of the Board 
of Trustees, was not 
present for the picture. 

Miss Grace Solomon, Charlotte Alumni Chapter of 
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, presents a check of $300 
to J. Arthur Twitty for the United Negro College 

Mr. Jacob Thompson, ilass of 1900, presents his 
check for $500 to the Centennial Fund. 


Recipients of the annual Faculty 
travel abroad award for 1966-1967. 

At the speakers' table Dr. 
Agnew, Consultant and repre- 
sentative of the Southern 
Association of Schools and 

Scenes from the annual faculty banquet. 

Featured this year were the recipients of the 
annual faculty awards : Mrs. V. E. Neal and Reverend 
Calvin Hood. 

Both gave illustrated lectures of their trips abroad 
which included Hawaii, Japan, China, Italy, India, 
the Holy Land and many other foreign nations. 

These places became alive by pictures of historical 
and famed centers along the route of their travels. 

Harmonic "Sounds" were furnished by Smith's 
own Appreciations. 

Faculty and Staff 
help themselves to the 
delectable spread for 
the occasion. 

Mrs. Neal — third from end on right. 

Uno/na.s J . Jjomar 

Une J resioeni 


Une General [Aluinni Jissoc/a/ion 
y nomas J . Jjoinar 

JsJas/iinaion^ D. G. 

T.Jno's (Jno in American I liiicersilies and L>oIIeaes 

Essie B. Archie 

Political Science 

Nathaniel Baccus 

Political Science 

Nancy Barringer 


Candace Bvnun 


Carole Coles 

Music Education 

Matthew J. Green 

Political Science 

Barbara J. Flack 


William Gaithe 


Kennan V aync Smith 
Political Science 

Curtis Peters 


Waltina Young 

Social Science 

Cjajnpas iDeaaers 

Une Jju/T <L)faff recoqnizes ouisfancfina confribuiions made btJ aracfuaiina 
<iJenio/^s io c/as.s ana extra-cJass acijoiiies aurina tneir fenure at 
^Jo/inson Cj. cj/zi/'/A ' llniuersitu. 

Une /o//oaiin(^ persons were actioe participants in t/ie total scnooJ 
proaram ana rnaoe t/iemse/ues fe/t^ in worAina for tne success of 
euert/t/iina wnicn enric/iea t/ie experiences 0/ tnose wno trainee/ at 
Smitfi from 1963-1967. 


/)e//i/ ,7. Lip/oref 

Miss Betty J. Lipford was chosen as an Out- 
standing Senior because of her meritorious works 
and scholastic ability. Betty hails from Concord, 
Virginia. Among her extracurricular activities are: 
the Freshman Reception Committee, President of 
Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society, President of Gamma 
Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, 
Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of Liston Hall 
and Senior Counselor, Miss Omega Psi Phi Frater- 
nity, Inc. for the year 1966-67. 

Walnaniel /j ace as. 111 

Intellectual, energetic, capable, and studious are 
just a few of the characteristics of Nathaniel Baccus, 
III, President of the Senior Class. Nathaniel is Vice 
Polemarch of Alpha Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha 
Psi Fraternity, a member of the International Re- 
lations Club, Economics Club, Men's Council, Varsity 
Football Team, Student Government Judicial Com- 
mittee, and was selected to WHO'S WHO AMONG 

Gai-o/e ,7. Co/es 
Miss Carole J. Coles is a Music Education major 
and Psychology minor. Carole has been a member 
of the University Choir for four years; Among her 
other extracurricular activities are: Music Educa- 
tor's National Conference, Alpha Kappa Alpha So- 
rority, Listen Hall House Council, Women's Guide- 
line Committee, SCA, Student Government, Student 
Representative to Discipline Committee, Freshman 
Reception Committee, and was selected to WHO'S 

JKatt/iew J. ^reen. .Jr. 
The President of the Student Body is the dynamic 
Matthew J. Green, Jr. Matthew is considered a cam- 
pus leader in a number of organizations, including: 
Alpha Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Frater- 
nity ; Faculty-Student Centennial Committee, Presi- 
dent of Southeastern Region of Association of Inter- 
national Relations Club, University Memorial Union 
Governing Board, Men's Counseling Staff, Religious 
Life Committee, Pre-Alumni Council, North Carolina 
State Student Legislature Delegation Member (House 
of Representatives), and was selected to appear in 

Doris //i/me 
Miss Doris Flythe is President of the Liston Hall 
House Council, 1966-67. She was also President of 
the Duke Hall House Council 1964-65. Doris is a 
member of the Economics Club and treasurer of 
Kappa Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority. She par- 
ticipated in the Johnson C. Smith University Ex- 
change Program to Beaver College in 1964-65. 


:m^— _ 

yie/i/ia/i (Jai/ne f^mit/i 
The extracurricular activities of Kennan Wayne 
Smith are numerous. "Kenny", as he is called by 
classmates, served as Editor of the UNIVERSITY 
STUDENT, 1965-66. Presently, he is President of 
Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, 
the International Relations .Club, and the Collegiate 
Council for the United Nations. Kenny is Chairman 
of the University Memorial Union Program Board, 
Vice-Chairman of the University Memorial Union 
Governing Board, and Off-Campus Freshman Coun- 
selor. He was selected to appear in the 1967 Edition 

Liurh's (J ''J\ea/ J''ehrs 

Curtis O'Neal Peters, better known as "COP", is 
a native of Orange, New Jersey and a resourceful 
leader in all phases of the University. "COP" is Edi- 
tor of the UNIVERSITY STUDENT, Past President 
of Berry Hall, Co-Captain of the Football team, and 
made the All-Conference Football Squad. He was 
selected to appear in the 1967 Edition of WHO'S 

J\/c/iard jC. 


The Editor of the CENTENNIAL BULL IS 
Richard L. Foye of Sanford, North Carolina. Richard 
is also a member of the Freshman Reception Com- 
mittee, Student Christian Association, Cultural Af- 
fairs Committee of the University Memorial Union, 
and Faculty-Student Centennial Committee. 




'lam ^aiUier 

William Gaither is considered a versatile campus 
leader and Honor Student. A native of Liberty Hill, 
South Carolina, "Gaither" is President of the Student 
Christian Association and the campus chapter of the 
National Association for the Advancement of Colored 
People. Other extracurricular activities include : 
Keeper of Records and Seal of Rho Chapter of 
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. ; Business Manager 
of the CENTENNIAL BULL; a member of the 
UNIVERSITY STUDENT Staff; Faculty-Student 
Centennial Committee, Pre-Alumni Council, Fresh- 
man Reception Committee, Cultural Affairs Com- 
mittee of the University Memorial Union, Presidential 
Assistant for the Student Government. "Gaither" was 
selected to appear in the 1967 Edition of WHO'S 

, James " /ju/f' J men 
James L. Green, familiarly known to his class- 
mates around campus and on the gridiron as "Bull", 
is Vice President of the Student Government. "Bull" 
is also a member of Rho Chapter of Omega Psi 
Phi F"raternity, Inc., and the Freshman Reception 


Be a Columbus to whole new continents and worlds within you, 
opening new channels, not of trade, but of thought. 

If one advances confidently in the directions of his dreams, and 
endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet 
with a success unexpected in common hours. 

— Henry David Thoreau 

One of the oldest living coaches 

Football Squad 

North Carolina Champions 1928-'29 


The "Bull-Pen" began its career on the campus 
in 1890 when interested Biddle men assembled and 
organized the first football team with L. B. Ellerson 
as Captain — according to "Ace" (T. M.) Martin, a 
Biddle athlete of considerable fame. After two years 
of hard practice football became the first major 
sport to be launched on the campus and Livingstone 
College was challenged. On December 27, 1892, dur- 
ing a lusty snow storm, the Methodists and Presby- 
terians met in Salisbury and a new sound of cleated 
shoes resounded throughout the vicinity until a 
figure was announced, "Biddle 4 — Livingstone 0", 
thus ending the first episode of an athletic saga that 
was to increase in intensity and scope. 

The Biddle Line-up for this historic moment was: 

Left End H. H. Muldrow 

Left Guard C. E. Rayford 

Left Tackle Charles Shute 

Left Halfback W. H. Morrow 

Center Hawkins 

Quarterback G. E. Caesar 

Fullback W. L. Metz 

Right End J. J. Robinson 

Right Guard L. B. Ellerson 

Right Tackle William Haig 

Right Halfback Mebane 

Substitutes: J. E. Bowman, J. H. Hutton, L. M. 

Plair, B. B. Funderburk. 
H. L. Peterson, Manager. 

Among Livingstone's Line-up were: J. W. Walker, 
Captain, the late president Trent, Rightback and 

This event was commemorated forty-eight years 
later by a plaque which now hangs in the trophy 
display hall in the new gymnasium of Johnson C. 
Smith University. The plaque is inscribed as follows: 

First Negro College Football Game 

Livingstone — ; Biddle — 4 

December 27, 1892 

Presented by 

National Classic 

December 15, 1940 

Washington, D. C. 

This activity was later played in November and 
became known as "The Turkey Day Classic" with 
other schools being booked for the contest. 

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 
(CIAA) was organized in 1912 with Hampton, How- 
ard, Lincoln, Shaw and Virginia Union as Charter 
members. Johnson C. Smith University did not join 

the Association until 1924. Despite the fact that the 
Bulls have missed the Championship Birth in Foot- 
ball in that Association it has long been recognized 
as a formidable contender. On November 25, 1938, 
the Golden BulLs clinched the North Carolina State 
Championship by rumbling over the mighty Aggies 
of A&T College by a score of 18 to 12. Coached by 
Eddie Jackson the Bulls featured Freshman Choo- 
Choo Jackson, Kenny Powell, and Jack Brayboy in 
this performance. In 1940, Morgan State College was 
declared CIAA Champions for that year with a 5-1 
record. The Golden Bulls had a 4-1-1 record and 
defeated the Morgan Bears. There was a pall over 
the Bull-Pen in 1942, however. When Coach Eddie 
Jackson called the roll for early pi-actice, there .vere 
Bill Toles, Eddie McGirt, Bill Cox, "Hank" Mur. ;iy. 
Bill Chase, "Sandy" Green and "Spider" Webb, all 
absent from the "Pen" but present and accounted 
for on a larger team — Uncle Sam's World War II 

On the basis of available written records only, the 
Staff has poled its All-Star Team of the Past: C. R. 
Frances, "Perk" Williams (Later Coach), Henry 
Steptoe, "Crip" Hilton, "Turkey" Russell, The Steele 
Brothers "Red" Ellis, Jethro Henry, "Dummy" 
Fowlkes, "Babe" Ray Harris, Ed. O'Daniels, Willie 
Bryant, "Bull" Meadows, Kenny Powell, Ralph Bogle, 
"Red" Williams, Jack Brayboy, "Choo-Choo" Jackson, 
"Bruiser" Malone, "Javis" Amos, "Pete" Peterson, 
"Ram" Young, "Tackhammer" Brooks, Jack Martin, 
G. E. McKeithen, "Bill" Oliver, the Four Horsemen 
from New Rochelle : Bud Spencer, "Swanee" Starks, 
"Slim" McLaurin, and "Boone" Wheeler; Cleve Mul- 
drow, "Ace" Bailey, Eddie McGirt, "Whip" Curry, 
"Chippie" Chase, "Tarzan" Fletcher, Tommy Pogue, 
Basil Leach, "Duke" Brown, "Chris" Taylor, Samp- 
son Dickens, Fab Camp, Pettis Norman (member of 
the Dallas Cowboys' Team), and Allen Coles. Our 
sincere apologies to all the other stella football heroes 
of the Bull-Pen whose names do not appear here. The 
Gold and Blue will ever float proudly over you and 
the Smith light will follow you wherever you roam. 

Two of the memorable coaches of the pioneer 
football days were Dr. E. French Tyson, and Coach 
"Perk" Williams. "Perk", who still lives in his com- 
fortable home on Beatties Ford Road in Charlotte, 
N. C. speaks warmly of one unforgettable experience 
of the gay twenties involving the present administra- 
tion of the Institution. Verdant and energetic, yet 
unknown as presidential timber, "Rufus" came out 
for early football practice and was put on the line 
facing Seth C. Vanlandingham. "Seth" executed all 
the gory tactics of a Bull and "Rufus" did not return 
for further practice. 


The second major sport to become recognized in 
the Bull-Pen was Baseball. Livingstone College was 
again the constant contender. J. 0. Cannady. Editor 
of the 1929 Bull tells the story. 

Who started all this baseball anyway? The 
Easter Monday Game had its beginning in the 
year 1900. That year Biddle played Livingstone 
in Football on January 5th. The weather was ex- 
tremely cold and a mist of snow kept the players 
blinded, and no scores were made by either team. 
A discussion arose between the teams (players) 
as to the merits of each team. Jack Logan, a senior 
from Biddle, suggested that the two teams meet 
in baseball on Easter Monday, the winning tearn 
to be given credit for the football game as well. 
The two teams met and though no record was kept 
of the final score, it is known that each team made 
more than twenty-five (25) scores and the game 
was called off at the end of the seventh (7th) 
inning on account of darkness. After that the Eas- 

ter Game became an annual affair and finally be- 
came a classic in 1915. In 1928, each team had won 
an even number of games. 

Over a long period of time football and baseball 
remained the major sports attraction on the campus 
with the Easter Monday Classic commanding a slight 
popularity edge on the Turkey Day Classic. Coach 
Scales drilled his baseball team into the championship 
of North Carolina in 1928, with a 12-1 record. Pitch- 
ford. McKeithan, J. 0. Ellis, B. G. Hayes, J. O. Home, 
H. Lindsay, T. M. Martin, W. Williams, Red Williams. 
J. Tucker, C. Walker, Bill Oliver, and G. W. Brown 
were stars on this team. 

Dr. R. L. Douglass was one of the early coaches 
of this sport. Smith discontinued baseball as a major 
sport in the early forties. The ClAA dropped base- 
ball competition in 1934 — resumed it again in 1946 
but it soon vanished from the Association's program 
of major sports. 

Easter Monday Baseball Gam 
1928 or 1929 



Smith 7 

Smith 10 

Smith 9 

Smith 5 

Smith 6 

Smith 6 

Smith 26 

N, C. State 6 

A. & T. College 9 

Albion 4 

Livingstone College ... .3 

N. C. State 9 

A. & T. College 3 

Shaw 5 

Smith 27 

Smith 19 

Smith 15 

Smith 16 

Smith 3 

Smith 5 

St. Augustine 4 

Mary Potter 

Howard 5 

Paine 2 

Livingstone 2 

Shaw 2 

The baseball season of 1928 was one of the most 
glorious in Smith's history. The old reliable coach 
Scales drilled his boys into the championship of 
North Carolina. That team of diamond heroes was 

really unbeatable. Losing only one game out of 13. 
this Smith team piled up a record sufficiently im- 
pressive to cause numerous individuals to designate 
it as National Collegiate Champions for 1928. 

Baseball Team with crowd attending the Smith-Livmgstoiic iiasuball 
Classic, Easter Monday, about 1928. 


The Hartley Woods Memorial Gymnasium was 
erected on the campus in 1928, and was immediately 
pressed into full-blown service. 

Basketball, previously a popular intramural sport, 
rapidly became the third major sport in the Bull- 
Pen following the erection of the gymnasium. Coach 
Randy Taylor, through skill and hard labor, tutored 
the Bulls into a position to be respected by all schools 
engaging in CIAA competitive sports. 

Always well coached and dressed, the Golden Bulls 
became one of the best drawing-cards in CIAA 

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 
staged its first Basketball Tournament in 1946. In 
1952 the Golden Bulls were runners-up in tournament 
play against the "Dream Team" of Virginia Union 
University. The Panthers will always remember this 
contest as one of the most brilliant and colorful in 
their long string of experiences. During the 1959- 
1960 playing season, the Golden Bulls clinched the 
CIAA Championship for regular season play and 

again in 1961 played in tournament finals against 
Winston-Salem Teachers' "Mighty Rams". 

Among the many Basketball Bulls who have made 
names for themselves and their Alma Mater is Fred- 
die "Script" Neal who joined the sensational Harlem 
Globe Trotters and spread the fame of the Bull-Pen 
across many foreign countries, as well as at home, 
as "Curly-Top". Those who know Script know that 
his shaven head is his trade mark. Other notable 
Basketball Bulls among the many who have gone out 
from the "Pen" are: "Prem" Bowers, "Bill" Oliver, 
Afred "Seaport" Fields, John Martin, "Greedy Gui- 
shard, William Monroe, "Wee Willie" Watt, Otha 
Harris, James Hester, Claude Saunders, James Har- 
gett, "Jimmy" Smith, "Jimmy" Herbert, George John- 
son, Johnny Woodruff, Edward Dowdy, and many 
others whose names must appear in another list. 

Inadequate records again make it necessary for the 
Staff to apologize profusely for the absence of names 
of many of the greats which we know should appear 

The new Hartley Woods Gymnasium. 



The cage season at Smith this year witnessed the 
first recognition here of basketball as a major sport. 
In response to Coach Taylor's call, there appeared a 
veritable army, willing, but exceedingly inexperienc- 
ed. With not one man showing more than a possible 
potentiality for big-time basketball. Coach Taylor 
began the real task of building a team. After two 
weeks of intense drill the number of men out for the 
squad had been reduced to fifteen. These men worked 
hard, the coach worked harder, and the result was 
a basketball team. 

The quint did not win all of its games; it did not 
win half of them, but it did play real basketball 
against some of the best teams in collegiate circles. 
The first game of the season was with Lutheran 
College of Greensboro, N. C, at Smith. Taylor's green 
team had a real sinecure that evening and romped 
away with a 32-12 win. The Lutheranites were out- 
played, outfought, simply outclassed. This game was 
featured by the stellar playing of Jones, Christian 
and Avant. Avant was high scorer with 17 points. 

Basketball Team, 1932 


In 1930. the Johnson C. Smith University Board 
of Athletic Control elevated Track and Tennis to the 
level of major sports in the Bull-Pen. In the absence 
of a cinder track on the campus, the Bulls trained 
on the cinder path of the Central High School. This 
congenial arrangement lasted until the McCrorey- 
Sanders Athletic Field was constructed with pro- 
visions for track and tennis on the campus. Tennis 
Courts of regulation specifications were provided 
later. With Kenneth Whitted and Isreal Lee as spark 
plugs, these sports reached full maturity in a relative- 
ly short period. 

In Tennis, the Bulls' CIAA record excells that of 
all their other sports competition. The tennis team, 
under the continuous coaching of Dr. W. R. Coleman, 
with the exception of the time that he was on study 
leave, won CIAA Championships for the following 
years: 1934, 1935, 1940, 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944, and 
again in 1960. The Bulls, therefore, have been eight 
times CIAA Champions and at all times brilliant 

competitors in tennis. 

Some of the unforgettable names in this phase 
of Bull-Pen activity include: "Wee Willie" Watt, S. 
Graham, R. Corbett, John T. Stocking, Robert Hardy, 
Drew Williams, Denton Johnson, Harry Shermon, 
Baron Stroud. 

Again, our apologies for the missing names which 
should extend this list over many pages. 

Five of the staff now manning the Bull-Pen gradu- 
ated from it and their Alma Mater as follows: 

Jack S. Brayboy, '43 — (Ph.D.) Athletic Direc- 
tor, Ch. Div. of Education 
Kenny S. Powell, '43 — Track Coach & Assistant 

with Football, etc. 
Eddie C. McGirt, '48 — Head Football Coach, etc. 
William P. McCullough, '54 — Head Basketball 

Coach, etc. 
Moses S. Sharp, '61 — Assistant in the Physical 
Education Department 

1942 Tennis Team 


In 1938, Boxing became a major sport in the Bull- 
Pen. One year later, 1939, the Bulls won Champion- 
ships in two divisions of the sport. The story is told 
by the University Student, April 15, 1939: 

"At the recent CIAA Boxing and Wrestling 
Tournament, held at Howard University, Johnson 
C. Smith University Pugilists outstepped and out 
punched their opponents to win the 1939 CIAA 
Championship. The Squad was under the direction 
of Coach H. S. Adams. 

This was Smith's first Boxing Championship 
title as boxing has only been organized for two 

The Bulls tied Hampton in 1940 for the Cham- 

pionship title and in 1941 won the championship 


Many great names have been made in the Bull- 
Pen and although Time and Change have brought 
about new concepts and techniques, the old basic 
guidelines remain the same. The idea that, "Victory, 
though sweet, is not the only worthy benefit to be 
derived from, clean, creative, and intelligent partici- 
pation in athletics", has not changed through the 

A glance at the improved and expanded program 
since 1900 will reveal sixty-seven years of amazing 
growth and enrichment. 

Board of Athletic Control 

Prof. T. S. Jackson Mr. T. A. LaSaine 

Prof. C. R. Taylor Mr. Leon Steele 

Prof. G. F. Woodson 


A very vitalizing and colorful phase of the athletic 
program is the cheering squad. 

During the lean-victory years of the forties the 
high spirited group below never missed a game, not 
a beat. They held their banner high with the Golden 
Bull plunging ahead as an incentive to the Bulls on 

the gridiron. 

The cheerleaders concept, however, has undergone 
many significant changes during the past decade. 
Formations, rhythms, and acrobatic stunts have be- 
come a major part of their entertainment. They also 
lead the yells. 

Barbara McCall Delores Younge 

Lucille Shade Myrtle Colston 

Patricia Stroud Herman Counts 

Mildred Horton Casey Delaney 
Shirley Garner 

(Mascot) Amelia Parker 


In 1961. a new gymnasium-classroom building re- 
placed the out-grown Hartley Woods Memorial Gym- 
nasium which was constructed for a student body of 
about five hundred in 1928. At that time, it was one 
of the few, if not the only regulation size gymnasium 
for participants in the CIAA. 

In the West Wing of the New Gymnasium was 
installed a regulation size swimming pool which con- 
forms to all State and CIAA specifications. This 
addition greatly enhanced the total athletic program 
and specifically Bull-Pen activity. With Dr. .Jack S. 
Brayboy as swimming instructor, swimming was 

immediately added to the list of requirements of all 
students for graduation. 

Swimming is the last sport that the Golden Bulls 
added to its competitive activity in the CIAA. 

After a few years of keen competition, Coach Cox 
is proud to display records and trophies to indicate 
that this sport is rapidly gaining a position of re- 
spectability in CIAA Competition. 

Among those who have won recognition in CIAA 
Competition are: Freddie Clinton, Charles Harris, 
Macy McRae, and Ronald Wilson. 

Thus the chronicle of activity in the Bull-Pen adds a rich chapter to the Biddle-Smith Story. 

Golf: Robert Hall Johnson, Julius Bell, Walter Larget and Thornwell Watson. 



Top: i'uliback 
The physical str 
tion. The Bulls 

ruce Bivins struggles for additional yardage, 
lin of this contest is exhibited in this illustra- 
went on the defeat Shaw Bears 19-6. 

BANG is the true name of the game of football 
and the Golden Bulls of 1967 really showed people 
how to get the noise out of the least dynamite at 
times this season. Coach E. C. McGirt's light weight's 
waited until the second half of the season to demon- 
strate their ability and ended with an overall record 
of 5-3-1. C I A A competition was more successful for 
the Herdas ended up third in the conference with a 
3-2-1 season slate. 

Season highlights included the near upset of power- 
ful A&T College 34-13. The score was not indicative 
of the caliber of the Bull's play. 

Homecoming was celebrated in perfect style. Seven 
thousand fans cheered the Herdon to a smashing 28-12 
victory over hapless Winston-Salem State. The Bulls 
showed the Homecoming crowd their latest offensive 
power in the first quarter by scoring 20 points in 
11 minutes of play. 

McGirt's chargers ended the intercollegiate season 
by tying C I A A second ranked Livingstone College 
13-13. In that contest the Bull's defensive backfield 
intercepted Livingstone's All-America quarterback, 
Alfred Tyler, five times and led the way for the 

Individual players receiving honors were : Curt 
Peters, second team All C I A A ; Richard Deforest, 
Willie Dusenbury, Bennie Johnson, and Ivory Tate 
honorable mention all-conference. 

Bull fans will always remember the passing of Lee 
Bohler and f lankerback Joe Johnson ; each ranked 
high in C I A A statistics. 

Bottom: Nose to nose and still coming! Just another example 
of why there's no place to hide. Between the goal posts. Bulls's 
pictured are Richie Debrest, "Rocky" Lawrence, and "Wee- 
Wee" Perry. 




First Row — (1-r) : Charles Howard, James Hastie, Stewart 
Oatman, Nathaniel Baccus, Richard DeBrest, James Greene, 
William Scoggins, Curtis Peters, Wayne Staples, Frank Frank- 
lin, Joe Johnson; Second Kow : Bedford Thaxton, Antonio 
Lawrence, Paul Reed, Al Goddard, Johnny Jenkins, Ivory Tate, 
Lee Bohler. Richard Ingram, Marvin Phillips, Johnny James; 
Third Row: Andrew Perry. Robert Gill, John Sturgis, Charles 
Hodges, James Banks, Parks Adams, Charles Stowe, Thaddeus 

H. J «■,-■■* 

Jones, James Johnson; I-'ourth Row; Grover Smith, Adam 
West, Donald Wright, Freddie Patterson, Harrv Johnson, 
Willie Mitchell, Tommy DeWalt, David Burch, Allen Knox; 
Fifth Row: Bruch Bivins, William Dusenbury, Benny Johnson, 
Lester Lanier, Richard Dawkins, Wayne Funderburke, Johnson, 
Nathaniel Brown, Lawrence Coleman; Sixth Row: Washington, 
Hartley, Wigfall, Eddie Margraves, Oscar Dixon, Blackmon, 
John Parker, and Karlyn Foster. 

E. C. McGirt 

Head Football Coach 

Dr. J. S. Brayboy 

Director of Athletics 

W. P. McCollough 

Head Basketball Coach & 
assistant football coach 

M. Sharpe 

Trainer & 




K. P. Powell 

Track Coach & 

assistant football 


! A. 


C. R. Cox 

Swimming Coach cS 

assistant football 



J. L. Alston 

Tennis Coach & 

assistant basketball 





John Parker gets the K^nie underway with one of his patented 
goal-line kick-offs. 

Siilit-fiid X:it KariiL- IkiiiIs iiiu> ill for a first 
down against North Carolina A&T College. 

This could be the start 
as Wayne Staples 

The symbol for si.\ points is given as QB Lee Bohler scores from *••*■'* .^^ 
the five yard line against Livingstone College. U^r ^ 

1 < 

'But, Coach, they've got guns on their side!!" 

"Well, Captain Greene, just keep the faith!!" 

Frank Franklin (31) proves that 
crime does pay at times. His pilfer 
ended a Livingstone drive. 

of something big 
uts to the outside. 


■ klt^^l ^rm^'^rfjmr't* stuff this stuff is" as he ptviiaivs tn lown' thr l,,,,.,!) nn ■, ];]„,■ I',, 

Frosh middle guard Grover Smith seems to be wondering "Who's 

Nathaniel Baccus 

Richmond, \'irginia 

Bedford Thaxton. guard 
Richmond, Virginia 

(irover Smith (L), defensive 
tackle, Anderson, S. C. and 
Paul Reed, defensive tackle, 
Pacolet, S. C. 

(Below) James Greene, mid- 
dle linebacker, East Orange, 
New Jersey 






Wayne Staples, fullback 
Greensboro, North Carolina 

^'^ ^ i/ .,, 

Curtis Peters, center 
Orange, New Jersey 

Willie Dusenbury 

Lexington, North Carolina 

r ' 


Who says chivalry is dead? After making the first 
down, Joe Johnson is assisted by an Aggie. 

Bulls Rich Ingram (83) and Grover Smith (73) give 
chase to Livingstone's All-America Al Tyler. 

"Now look, Lee, this is where we want to hit them.' 

^ !*, \ 




The Golden Bulls hardcourt team ended the 1966-- 
67 season with an overall 16-11 slate; conference- 
wise they stood 11-5. Their CIAA record was good 
enough to give them the number 7 spot in the annual 
CIAA Tournament in Greensboro. 

The seasons' highlight came in the first round 
of the tourney; the Bulls upset 2nd seeded Norfolk 
State 70-66. 

Coach Bill McCollough and Assistant Joe Alston 
managed to weld the underclass squad into a pro- 
ficiently working unit. Only senior Bill Harmon will 
be missing from this year's squad. The coaches look 
forward to next year with anticipation. 

Flying like a bird on the wing, junior Cody King 
harrasses A&T's Carl Hubbard. Action like this kept 
Bull fans excited all season. 

First Row: Cody King, Jackie Wilson, David Williams, William Harmon, Ted Allen; 
Second Row: Arthur Cross, Adams, Hubert Davis, John Busby, David Poijrnard; and 
Third Row: Arthur Canada, Tony Vaz, Wilton Enoch, and Sterling Terry. 

Hey, Cut, are they really trying? 

Come on now, baby. 



Coaching requires i-alnine.^.s, discipline, and, most 
of all, patience. All things don't go your way all of 
the time. These scenes of Coach Bill McCollough 
shows him during victory and defeat exercising 
great restraint. 

Frosh center, Wilton Enoch, goes high to 
control the opening tap against NCC. 

"Stretch" is the name of the game of basketball. 
Anywhere on the court, bodies are projecting them- 
selves toward the goal. Smith's jumpers are the 
nearest things to a astronauts in the state of North 

Up, up, and away seems to be the motto of 
forward John Busby. 

Eighteen eyes are on Sterling Terry as he goes 
for broke against NCC. The shot was good. 



Mike Turner jroes for two. 

A few interested spectators include 
Drs. Perrv of Smith and Dowdv of 

Senior Bill Harmon, 
known for his first jump- 
er, is the squad's only 

Hubert Davis, whose 
abscence was felt all 
season, dunks durinR 
an early game. 

David Poignard All-Georgia In- 
itational Tournament Guard. 

Dave Williams 5'9" junior play 
maker from New York. 

Jackie Wilson 

Jackie Wilson, All-Confer- 
ence guard from New York, 
is one of the conferences lead- 
ing scorers. 

Wilson looks for an 
opening against A&T. 





Jackie plays a pestering defense. 

Wilson goes for two against Howard U 

Jackie defenses Earl 
Monroe of Winston- 

Reginald "Baghdad" Randolph 

"Baghdad" Randolph of New York is one 
of the CIAA's most exciting roundballers. 

"Baggie" shoots two in the eyes of A&T's George 

Randolph jams for 
two points. 

Some people do the Ali- 
Shuffle; Baggie and Mike 
Davis of Virginia Union do 
the CIAA shuffle. 

The fabulous "Baghdad" 
hoots his outside jumper. 

ALL-CIAA 1966-1967 

The Aqua-Bulls of JCSU 

First Row (water): William Minor, J. Parker, R. Cuiipir, I. Brown, T. Reddy. andP. Burke; Second Row: Coach C. R. Cox, J. 
Elliot, J. Scales, J. Thompson, G. Williams, E. West, F. Brodie, O. Dixon. D. Ayers, and C. Johnson. 

Billy Johnson — CIAA's most outstanding diver 

John Parker, a strong- 

You've got to 
stroke, son ! 


'-< ■' 

McDuffie hits the finish hne in first place. 


Aqua Bulls stand for "National Anthem." 

Parker waits for next dive. 

Johnson and mates 
check the record. 

JCSU Cinder-Bulls 




^ K I M 4 L f y^^^ f 

First Row: W. King, J. Pascaul, R. Waslii)iKtuii, i;. Julmson. J. IN.siy, (i^ Ruusr; Scioni] Rcnv : M. Lang, J. Miles, V. 
Matthews, J. Johnson, E. Foster, F. Wilson, P. Patterson, R. Leek, and (.oaeh K. Powell. 

Cinder-Bull captain Robert Leek is 
one of the conference's most feared 

Coach Powell talks shop with his most out- 
standing harrier Vince Matthews. 


1 l/fcif 

Sophomore Vince Matthews has brought honors galore to the Bull 
Pen. The 19 year old New Yorker has won the Conference 440 Champion- 
ship and appeared on national television while performing at New York's 
Madison Square Garden. Smithites are looking forward to seeing the 
whiz in Mexico City at the '68 Olympics. 



The mile relay team consists of Ron Johnson, John Miles, Fred Wilson, 
and Vince Matthews and they are looking forward to regaining their '66 
CIAA & Penn Relay Mile Championship. 

Reggie Washington, Bill King, Joe Johnson, and Gladstone Rouse are 
members of the Cinder-Bulls 440 — 880 relay squad. 

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L-K: Jimmy Ewers, William Penn, Lonnie Oliphant, Ray Paige, and Ervin Willia 

The Univer.sity Tennis team has fiained a considerable amount of pres- 
tige in their game; thev look forward to more trium])hs in 'G7. The Bulls 
are led by All-CIAA Ray Paige. 


Ray Paige backhands one. 

Jimmv Ewers serves. 

Ervin Williams rushes the net. 

A low liner taxes Melvin Penn. 

Lonnie Oliphant gets set. 

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Geneva Culp 

Second Semester Students 

James Foster 




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John Foster 

Margo Judge 

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Azilee McKnight 

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Dorolhv Waiters 

Mae Littlejohn 


Arcelia Wicker 

Ernestine Merchant 





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Anderson. Carter 

Belton, Surluta 

Cureton, Doris 

Funderburk, Caesar 

Griffin, Fred Andrew 

Hall, Donald 

Hooper, Marvin 

Lee, Na Kyung 

Evans, David 
Gibson, Sara 
Richardson, Carolyn 
Mungo, Perry 
Kraft, Richard 
Smith, Onetia 
Willis, Catherine 

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It has been a privilege and a pleasui'e to salute 
this centenarian — Johnson C. Smith University. 

High on this hill with the faith of the founders 
deeply carved in its cornerstone, "Sit Lux", it has, 
for one hundred years, radiated the Light of Truth. 
John C. Smith University, we salute you. 

To those Lamp-Lighters who envisioned this guid- 
ing star and started its light flickering, though dim- 
ly, one hundred years past, we express our warmest 

To those dedicated builders, who up through the 
years, kept the faith of the founders and increased 
the span and intensity of that Light — our sincere 

Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow - so imperceptibly 
bound together - we p;iuse to wonder whothci- they 
ai'e but one and the same - one vast expanse. Within 
a split second the [H'csent becomes the past and 
tomorrow - now. In retrospection it seems only a 

short span since w-eary travellers started up step- 
less stairs toward this unknown tomorrow. That 
tomorrow is now and we contemplate the future in 
the language of that wise bard, Langston Hughes, 

We have tomorrow 

Bright before us 

Yesterday, a night-gone thing 

A sun-down name 

And dawn today 

Broad arch above the road we came 

We march. 

With this note of optimism in our hearts we con- 
tinue the climl) toward a brighter tomorrow with 
the light of this guiding star revealing the way. 

Johnson (". Smith Lhiiversity - Our beloved Alma 
Mater - We Salute You I 

Richard Foye — Pxlitor-in-Chief 
Barbara Flack — Associate P'ditor 
Rev. Calvin A. Hood — Advisor 

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William King and Curtis O. Peters 

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We the members of the CENTENNIAL BULL wish to thank Mrs. Inez 
M. Parker for the guidance she gave us throughout the year, as we at- 
tempted to publish the CENTENNIAL BULL. Without the wisdom and 
patience she gave to us, publication of the book would not have been 

Every organization must have a leader. Mrs. Parker has assumed this 
position and has made it possible for the CENTENNIAL BULL to surpass 
all expectations. All that we have accomplished we owe directly to the 
tenacity and strength of this marvelous women. "Into each life the sun 
will shine." The CENTENNIAL BULL found its ray of sunlight with Mrs. 
Inez M. Parker. Mrs. Parker, our hearts belong to you ! 


Mr. Ulysess Watkins 

Superintendent of Building 
and Grounds 

Before our building program reached its peak, the 
Smith Campus was a thing of beauty — unexcelled 
by few, if any, college campuses in Natural beauty. 

When the rubbish of construction is cleared away, 
once again we will enjoy the beauty which is so 
much a part of our college life. 

of the Maintenance Staff at Annual Christmas Party 

Seated: Mrs. V. Hines, M. Hines, Wilson, Hudson, Saunders, Ingram, Henderson. 
Phillups, Black. Standing: Messrs. Alexander, Bennett, McLily, Andrews, Richmond, 
McManus, Polk, Conclane, Kearns, and Harris. 


NiKht Shift of the Maintenance Staff 

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